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Sunday, August 31, 2014
The organizer of the 2014 Lockport Duck Race, Jay Krull, carries the winning ducks from the canal to the main gazebo to announce the winners. Approximately 1,500 ducks were sold for the charitable cause. (ENP STAFF PHOTOS)


Spectators watch as the ducks make their way down the canal. 
The 2014 Lockport Duck Race was held Saturday along the Erie Canal towpath near the Adam Street Bridge.

Scores of East Niagara residents came out to take part in the festivities and watch as approximately 1,500 plastic ducks made the swim of their lives about 100 yards downstream from the bridge to the finish line.

The ducks were "bought" for $5 a piece at area businesses — at at the canal before the race — with proceeds going to benefit Camp Happiness.

The big winners were:

  1. Duck #01536 (Meghan Eick): Chest freezer and $200 groceries from Murphy Appliance and Niagara Produce Lockport
  2. Duck #00369 (Karen Ferchen): Family dinner and movie night for six from Cammarata’s and the Palace Theatre
  3. Duck #00239 (Paul Perkins): $200 Gas Card from Crosby Stores
  4. Duck #07912 (Mike Landers): 32” HDTV
  5. Duck #00999 (Janeen Totten): Dinner and a show for two from Garlock's and the Palace Theatre.

There were also over 40 consolation prize winners drawn. Their names and ticket numbers will be shared at

There are more photos from the event here and a video of the winners being announced here.

Local musician Dave Stockton entertains the crowd prior to the release of the ducks at 2 p.m. In the background, Richard "Butch" Faery stands with Thomas the Tank Engine. 

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