River Run Fes­ti­val prom­ises good fun

Rub­ber duck race, old-fash­ioned church pic­nic and more July 12-16

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

The rub­ber duck race is back at the Morell River Run Fes­ti­val, set to take place July 12-16 this year.

A high­light for many year­round and sum­mer res­i­dents of the vil­lage, the rub­ber duck race will take to the wa­ters Sun­day at 5 p.m. at Ros­siter Park.

Spon­sor­ing a duck for $5 of­fers a chance to win $1,000 cash. Ducks will be sold at Holy Cow Burg­ers and Wings on Satur­day 6 to 8 p.m. and at the Morell Farmer’s Mar­ket on Sun­day. Ducks will also be avail­able for sale at fes­ti­val events lead­ing up to race day.

The fes­ti­val kicks off Wed­nes­day evening with two events.

The East Coast Art Party at the Ros­siter Park shel­ter is al­ready sold out. This is fol­lowed by lawn mower races at Grass­roots Race­way in West St. Peter’s at 7 p.m.

A sec­ond East Coast Art Party is sched­uled for Sun­day July 16, but seats are limited.

Thurs­day night events in­clude the an­nual full-throt­tle fit­ness run/walk and trivia night at the Morell Fire Hall for those 19 and older.

A bar­be­cue will be held Fri­day af­ter­noon at the Morell Credit Union park­ing lot. That evening, the River Run Pa­rade will make its way through the vil­lage start­ing at 6:30 p.m. at Morell Re­gional High School. Games will take place at Ros­siter Park for kids 8 to 13 years old.

Chil­dren’s sto­ries, crafts and games con­tinue at Ros­siter Park Satur­day, as does the Morell River Expo. The Morell Sports­man’s din­ner will take place at the high school that evening.

Sun­day events in­clude the farm­ers’ mar­ket, St. Lawrence O’Toole out­door mass and pic­nic in Green Mead­ows and the River Run Duck Race.

For more in­for­ma­tion, search for Morell River Run on Face­book or email Morell­river­run­fes­ti­val@hot­mail.com.

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