To the Editor:

On behalf of the Rotary Club of New Milford, we wish to thank the New Milford community for their outstanding support of the 20th annual Great Housatonic Duck Race held on Memorial Day.

Thank you to all of the generous duck-adopters and local merchants who offered tickets for sale.

Our gratitude to Chris Gardner for his boat and his time, to our perennial "navy" of Roger Arguello, Michael Gold and his sons for their help on the river, to the New Milford Police Department dive team and to all of the Rotarians who helped to plan and execute a great race -- we couldn't have done without each and every one of you.

Congratulations to the prize winners: David Lang, John Fahey, Phillip James, Michelle-Mott Saldana and Jeff Vill.

The funds raised will allow the Rotary Club to continue the tradition of "Service Above Self" in our community.

James Kick

Ralph Williams

Co-chairmen

Great Housatonic

Duck Race

Rotary Club

of New Milford