First Presbyterian Church of Titusville to host Community Festival on Sept. 11
Yellow rubber ducks will race down the Delaware and Raritan Canal on September 11 as part of the First Presbyterian Church of Titusville’s “Duck, Duck, Pig!” community festival. Visitors will be able to enter free, numbered ducks in the 3 p.m. race for prizes. Home-smoked pulled-pork sandwiches and unlimited birch beer will be available throughout the day. The festival will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 48 River Drive in Titusville.
The highlight of the festival will be the 3 p.m. release of nearly 200 yellow rubber ducks into the Delaware and Raritan Canal at Church Road. The rubber ducks will “race” 590 feet down the canal to the finish line behind the church. The first ducks to float across the line will win for their “owners” prizes including ice cream gift certificates, free pizzas and more. Visitors to the festival will be able to register for their own free, numbered rubber duck to be included in the duck race. Supplies are limited, and will be available on a first-come basis.
Participants will also be able to enjoy $5 home-cooked, Southern-style pulled pork, which will be smoked on-premises beginning at 10 p.m. on September 10, all the fixin’s and $2 unlimited cups of birch beer. Games for children throughout the day will round out the festivities. The festival is free and open to the public. More information can be found by calling the church at (609) 737-1385 or by visiting www.titusvillechurch.org.
The First Presbyterian Church of Titusville, founded in 1838, is located along the banks of the Delaware River. It is a mile north of the Washington Crossing bridge, and 8 miles south of Lambertville. Sunday services are at 10 a.m. through September 5, and at 11 a.m. beginning September 12. Sunday School and adult education classes for all ages begin Sunday, September 12 with the annual rally day pot-luck breakfast at 9:30 a.m.