New Brunswick Today asked me to attend the Raritan River Festival in Boyd Park and it was the perfect day for it. I have never seen so many people in the park and river at once. Food and crafts vendors, live music, ginormous ducks and even a stilt walker attended. The Beez Foundation had a large egg decorated for the rubber duck race. The artwork for the egg was done by Leon Rainbow. Back story on The Beez Foundation:
“The Beez Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization which raises money and public awareness to cure brain cancer thru research, public awareness and related support activities for pediatric cancer treatment. The Beez Foundation has to-date donated $250,000.00 to various organizations like Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Duke University, Ronald McDonald House and many other research and patient-service facilities.”
All of the ducks purchased were loaded into the large egg, picked up by a crane and dropped into the Raritan River.