Lions add Fancy Hat contest to Rubber Duck Derby


Lions add Fancy Hat contest to Rubber Duck Derby
Rubber ducks race down the spillway in an attempt to win the derby. (Photo/Evan Walsh)

WESTBOROUGH – Have a special hat that’s perfect to show off during a race?

Wear it to the Lions Club’s Fancy Hat contest that will be part of the annual Rubber Duck Derby on Saturday, May 4, at the Mill Pond Spillway, Mill Road.

Arrive at the spillway by 10:30 a.m. for the hat contest. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative and most fashionable.

The contest is open to those 12 years of age and younger.

The duck race will begin at 11 a.m. The ducks will be simultaneously cast into the spillway and will race to the finish line. The first-place duck earns the duck’s adopter $500, the second-place duck earns $250, and the third-place duck earns $100.

Adopt a duck – one for $10, three ducks for $25, one specialty duck for $30.

Proceeds from the event will fund the club’s scholarship fund.

Applications are now being accepted for the scholarship for a Westborough resident graduating from high school this year. 

Students from Westborough High School, Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, private high schools, and home-schooled students are welcome to apply. 

The scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria: 50% community service, 35% overcoming adversity, and 15% academics. Please visit the Club Projects page at for the application. 

Deadline to apply is April 15.

To learn more about the event or to adopt your ducks for the race, please visit

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