It's a sure sign of Spring. The 12th Annual Great Pootatuck Duck Race is coming!
Members of the Newtown Lions Club will be selling Duck Race tickets at various stores around town every weekend from now to May 26.
First prize this year is $2,000. Second prize is a weekend getaway, including a $250 gift certificate redeemable at Sheraton Hotels, a $200 gift certificate at Ticketmaster and a $150 American Express gift card. Third prize is a $450 gift certificate for dinner for six at the Stone River Grille in Sandy Hook. There are 20 prizes in all.
The proceeds from the Duck Race benefit more than 50 local and regional charities and community projects.