The first annual Spring Loon Drive at the Adirondack Interpretive Center was a great success and Duckshow is excited to share the news and some photos from the event! You can see the spectators above watching with bated breath as their loons race down the waterway. Go loons, go! This loon race was historical as it was the first rubber duck/loon race where all the rubber loons were 100% American made-thanks to Celebriducks!
The first loon crossed the finish line in just over 40 minutes with the rest of the flock strung out behind. The front runners trickled in while others enjoyed a more leisurely float downstream, pausing to check out various eddies, sedges and shorelines. Our course officials (Jen, Sarah, Teagan, and Tina, a.k.a. The Loon Brigade) encouraged them back onto the course In first place was Loon #57 sponsored by Richard Hai, with second and third places going to Lauinda Minke and Charles Smith. There were also some raffle winners drawn (Duckshow being one of them! Good job Loon #30! for prizes during the post-race celebration.
The generosity of many businesses and individuals who donated time, energy, and prizes helped make the Loons & Logs event a success! Some of those groups and businesses are: Ali Baba’s Liquor and Wine , Newcomb Historical Society, WDs Country Store, Cloud Splitter Outfitters, Nina Schoch, Town of Newcomb, Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, Adirondack Park Institute (API), High Peaks Kitchen, Cyber Creek Cafe, Hoss’ Country Store, Northern Borne, Scoops Ice Cream & More, ESFs AEC: Stage Fund, ESFs NFI, Finch Paper, NCPR, and The Cellar.
The AIC has programming throughout the summer so stop by and see what the center has to offer! If you aren’t from around Newcomb, or would like to be more involved with the AIC, you can stay in touch with them on Facebook and Twitter where they regularly post updates on their programming and other events at the center.
Chips are flying (ESF Woodsmen’s Team above) at the Loons & Logs event!
The event was such a success that the AIC is looking forward to next year’s 2nd annual Loons & Logs event!