Winner of rubber duck race can dine anywhere in the world

HARVARD, Mass. (AP) — A rotary club in a small Massachusetts town of 6,000 residents is gearing up for its annual rubber ducky race where the winner’s prize is a free dinner for two anywhere in the world.

The Boston Globe reports that the winner of Harvard’s Ducky Wucky River Race will receive free airfare, a two-night stay at a hotel and the fancy dinner.

The Ayer Rotary Club will kick off the festivities on May 7, when a large construction vehicle will dump thousands of numbered ducks into the Nashua River to float downstream.

Last year’s champion dined in Venice, Italy. Rotary member Jason Kauppi says past winners have traveled as far as Paris, Tokyo and Australia.

The event finishes off the town’s Apple Blossom Festival, which is celebrating its 64th year.

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Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com

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