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Duck Race results are in

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 165, No. 42, October 15, 2003

BROWNVILLE JCT. Overcast skies did not discourage spectators as they observed the launching of the ducks for the 1st Annual Brownville Jct. American Legion Post #92 Duck Race on September 20th. The ducks slowly made their way from the green bridge in Brownville Jct. to just above the site of the old dam in Brownville; while at the finish line, the spectators enjoyed a barbeque dinner.

Three ducks eventually made their way to the finish line awarding the holders of the winning numbers $100, $75 and $50. The winners are: Kim Morgan of Bucksport, Frances Weston of Brownville Jct. and the Sons of the American Legion whose winning ticket was bought in memory of the late Steven Douglass.

The race raises funds for scholarships and to send delegates to Girls and Boys State. The 2nd Annual Duck Race will launch from a canoe at the trestle in Brownville and finish at the old dam site which will shorten the race considerably.

The Legion would like to give special thanks to the members of Boy Scout Troop 112 who escorted the ducks downriver and updated the spectators on the ducks progress.

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