WESTERLY — There will be plenty to quack about in downtown Westerly-Pawcatuck Saturday. That’s the day when 20,000 bright yellow rubber duckies are dumped into the Pawcatuck River for a race that benefits more than 40 local schools and charities.

The 20th annual Pawcatuck River Duck Race, a local springtime tradition, attracts upward of 5,000 people each year to the Ocean Community Chamber Foundation-produced event, a number that makes it the largest charitable fundraiser in the two-state region, according to Lisa Konicki, the president of the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to prizes for the bearers of the lucky duck winning numbers, there will be children’s games, rides, food booths, and other activities, all making Duck Day a wonderful family event.

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