The Pluck-a-Duck Rubber Duck Race is on!

PUTNAM, CT – A new name! A secret location! The Putnam Business Association proudly announces that the 2020 Pluck-A-Duck Raffle Event is taking place.

The Putnam Business Association’s annual Rubber Duck Race, renamed the “Pluck-A-Duck Raffle Event,” is scheduled as a unique solo fundraising event on Sunday, August 16th, 2020 at 12pm.

In spectacular fashion, over 4,500 rubber ducks will be released at a secret, duck pond location in Putnam CT, swimming happily, and then “plucked” for a chance to win 55+ fantastic prizes. While unfortunately, this year’s event will not be open to the public, viewers can cheer on their duck during a live event broadcast on WINY Radio 1350 AM & 97.1 FM and the Putnam Business Association’s Facebook page. The first 2 viewers responding to WINY Radio or the PBA’s Facebook pages correctly identifying our secret, duck pond location will win a $50 gift card to a local restaurant, courtesy of bankHometown.

The 2020 Pluck-A-Duck is a major fundraising event which deeply impacts the Putnam Business Association and its 200+ local members, and provides support to its various community events such as First Fridays, Zombie Fashion Show, The Great Pumpkin Festival, and Fire & Ice Festival, that draw thousands of visitors into Connecticut’s “Quiet Corner.”

And new to this year’s event, 15 non-profit organizations will also benefit from selling duck raffle tickets as an opportunity to raise more than $5,000 for their worthy cause. These various groups include the American Legion Post 13, Bags of Hope CT, Boy Scout Troop 21, Danielson Veterans Coffee House, NAMI Windham County NWC, NEIP, Northeast Opportunities for Wellness, Northeast CT Women & Girls Fund, PAWS Cat Rescue, Putnam Rotary Club, Red Cord Ministries, TEEG, The ARC Eastern Connecticut, The Last Green Valley, and The Hale YMCA Youth & Family Center.

Pluck-A-Duck Raffle Tickets can be purchased at these essential non-profit organizations, and local businesses, including The Putnam Business Association Office (158 Main Street, Putnam CT), WINY Radio (45 Pomfret Street, Putnam CT), Putnam Bank (40 Main Street & 251 Kennedy Drive, Putnam CT; 100 Averill Road, Pomfret CT; and 125 Wauregan Road, Danielson CT), bankHometown (182 Main Street, Putnam CT), Putnam Economic Development Office (156 Main Street, Putnam CT), at upcoming community Farmers Markets, and also online at

The Putnam Business Association and our 4,500 feathered friends extend appreciation to our Media Sponsor Jewett City Savings Bank for support of our live broadcast, Gary O of WINY Radio, and also to various local businesses graciously donating major prizes, gift baskets, gift certificates to local retail establishments and restaurants, and more, during such challenging economic times.

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