To the Editor:
(Bridgeport, NY – Sept. 2012) The Bridgeport Food Pantry annual Duck Race was held at St. Francis Church this past weekend. The annual race down Chittenango Creek raised thousands of dollars to benefit those in need, as it does every year, while generating community involvement through a kids’ carnival, race spectating and local pizzeria taste-off. Small donations during the event itself were added to the contributions made by the 200 or so spectators who made it out for the occasion.
The volunteers who make all of this possible spend the better part of the year planning and organizing without any expectations, other than knowing that they made a difference for many local families in need.
I feel that the Bridgeport Food Pantry is a cause in need of attention. I take pride in the fact that I have been able to get involved with the planning and events of the Duck Race on a personal and business level.
Fisher Bay Too is proud to have won “The Best Pizza in Bridgeport” award at the duck race pizza taste-off.
Next year I plan to take on a larger role in the planning of this annual event, as it’s a really great cause, and we are starting to make it into quite an interesting and fun time. It may sound corny, but a rubber duck race down Chittenango Creek is far more entertaining than you would think; it draws a few hundred spectators and supporters who devote a considerable amount of time and money to assist in feeding the needy.
While I don’t have a lot of money to throw around, when I donate my time and money to a charity, I guarantee it’s going to be a local one … it helps that this event provides the best entertainment!
Lorne Michael Rudy, Fisher Bay Too, Bridgeport