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4th of July & Dewey Duck Derby

Free watermelon, games for the kids, music, and fireworks make for a huge 4th of July celebration! Starting at 4 pm in Don Tyler Park, come and set up your picnic area for the day. Great food is available exclusively  from the Dewey Lions Club starting at 4 pm. Live music by the Chase Wilson Band will start at 6:00 pm, the duck race at 8:45, and fireworks at 9:35.  Dewey's 4th of July celebration is brought to you by the Dewey Civic Association.

The annual Dewey Duck Derby will take place at 8:45 pm. If you missed it in previous years, you are in for a treat this year! Hundreds of numbered plastic ducks will race down the "Delaware River" that meanders through Don Tyler Park for super prizes. Grand Prize is awarded to the adopter of the first duck to successfully pass through several  strategically placed obstacles and cross the finish line. You can adopt a numbered duck at City Hall, Linger Longer Antiques & Soda Fountain, Popkess Pharmacy, The Vintage Loft Junk Boutique, Heritage Theatre Cafe & Pub,  or the Dewey Library. Prizes for the winners are:  $300 1st place; $200 2nd place; $100 3rd place; Google Home Mini 4th place; a dozen and a half gourmet cupcakes from Crossroads Trading Co. 5th place.  Duck "adoption fees" are:  1 duck for 5 bucks, 5 ducks for 20 bucks, or  a Quack Pack of 10 for 30 bucks. Please adopt ducks and support YOUR 4th of July celebration!  

The Dewey Volunteer Fire Department will hold their yearly raffle on the evening of the 4th.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and are available from any Dewey firefighter. Prizes are: 1st Davis Family Funeral Home donation of $1,000 cash; 2nd Pump N' Pete's $200 gas card; 3rd $100 gift certificate to Marvin's Food Saver; 4th $100 gift certificate to Peters True Value; 5th $75 value Peck's meat bundle.  You don't need to be present to win.

So come early for the fun, and stay until dark for a fantastic fireworks display. Contact Cassie at City Hall 534-2272 for further information.