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Fulton Lions Duck Derby Splashes Down Monday, Sept. 1

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</p>Fulton Lions Fred Aldrich, left, and Tom Plonka help keep the ducks on course as they race to the finish at the derby last year. The event, which raised $9,800 last year, helps the Fulton Lions Club pay for eye glasses, eye examinations, hearing aids and other community projects.
Fulton Lions Fred Aldrich, left, and Tom Plonka help keep the ducks on course as they race to the finish at the derby last year. The event, which raised $9,800 last year, helps the Fulton Lions Club pay for eye glasses, eye examinations, hearing aids and other community projects.

The Fulton Lions Club’s annual Duck Derby race will begin at approximately 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 1 on the Oswego River behind the Tavern on the Lock Restaurant in Fulton (Corner of Oneida and S. First St.). The event runs from Noon to 5 p.m.

The multi-colored plastic ducks will be dropped in the starting area next to the Canalview Marina. From there, they’ll “dash” to the finish line.

“People may purchase duck tickets before the race and enjoy the live music, food and beverages throughout the afternoon,” said Steve Chirello, club president. As many as 3,000 spectators have attended the Fulton Lions’ Duck Derby and all proceeds benefit the Fulton community through Lions Club programs.