We rounded out the month with a glorious day on Saturday, June 27th. Not only was it the 13th Annual Lucky Duck Race in town, but the weather was perfect for being out and about. The Lions Club holds a fund-raising event that involves dumping over 2,000 yellow rubber ducks in the Nubanusit River and catching them down stream where the brook joins the Contoocook River. The duck that crosses the finish line first wins it’s ‘owner” $1,000. The sponsor of the last duck gets a free duck next year.
We held a mini farmer’s market with three of our vendors, a band played on the lower patio and barbecue was featured on the upper deck. Though the rest of the town was celebrating with sidewalk sales and music, it appeared everyone gathered at The Grove Village Shops. We are collaborating more and more as the addition of Joe’s café has allowed us to boast the building as the newest gourmet destination in Peterborough.
What a great way to kick off the summer in The Monadnock Region!!
*Photo credits Laura Mahoney of L and S Photography and TouringNH.com