To the Editor:

The Rotary Club of New Milford extends a grateful thank you to the New Milford community for the outstanding showing in support of the 22nd annual Great Housatonic Duck Race held on Memorial Day.

Thank you to all of the duck adopters and the local merchants who offered tickets for sale helped to make our fundraiser a success.

Our gratitude to Chris Gardner for volunteering his time and his boat, many thanks to the New Milford Police Department dive team, the New Milford Parks & Recreation Department and to Michael Gold and his sons for their help on the river.

Three cheers to the Rotarians who helped plan and execute a great race. We couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you.

And thanks to JK Shuffles and the rainy-day dancers.

Congratulations to the prize winners: Tom Hackett, Joan Gauthey, Gabby Passarelli, Stephanie DeBonis and Greg Kaiser.

The funds raised will be donated back to our community and allow the New Milford Rotary Club to continue the tradition of “service above self.”

Katy Francis

Chairwoman

Greater Housatonic Duck Race

Rotary Club of New Milford