After taking a short hiatus, the Tall Ship Festival along with the world’s largest rubber duck will be making its return to Erie.
15 ships along with the Mama Duck will return to the Bayfront this year with a young addition; on August 22nd through the 25th. Baby Duck will be making its first Erie appearance.
Widget Financial is the duck’s sponsor and plans on getting the community involved in the popular summer event.
President and CEO of Widget Financial Gail Cook says, “It’s a bouncing baby and we are having a ‘Name the Duck Contest’ through the schools and online you can also go in and name the duck.”
There will be a coloring contest through the schools and the winning school will receive $500 from Widget.
All finalists for each contest will receive a family pack of tickets to the festival, along with $50 placed into a credit union account.