Derby Day Highlights

Story and pictures courtesy of Markanthony Izzo

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Visitors to the 14th Annual Derby Day Event had sunshine, blue skies and billowy clouds above and fun, food, family and friends across Elizabeth Street on Saturday.  The fun started with a 5k and kids fun race on Derby’s greenway and continued up Elizabeth Street with a variety food, craft, businesses and entertainment. 

Some of the captions are as follows:

A little passerby watches as Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary President Evelyn Browning dances with the Derby Duck and Elroy the Elk in front of Elk Lodge #571 to music provided by MegaWatt Entertainment.

Derby’s “Citizen of the Year” wearing his trademark Derby hat checks out the various Derby themed shirts for sale.


         As any proud duck parent would be watching their ducklings move about the water, Derby Duck was on hand to see the hundreds of “rubber duckys” off to the races, duck races that is..

         A Bucket O’ Ducks.  They are all winners while they wait in the bucket loader to be launched into the Housatonic River to race within the “Housy’s” current.

         Proud Derby Duck watches from the bridge in this panoramic shot.

         Looking straight down as they are on their way

         Starting to move down river the ducks appear as a swarm.

         The winning duck makes its way thru the funnel.  Ducks that appeared to be winning were at the last moment bumped away by the changing current.


Alex Pisco demonstrates how by pressing in the paddle (normally hit by a thrown softball) the seat which Liz Arnone “was” sitting on releases and dunks the unsuspecting volunteer. Kimberly Casco on the left is about to get a soaking as Arnone takes a dunk.

Elizabeth Street from Thompson Place to Fifth Street was closed for the Annual Derby Day festivities. Free parking was available in Derby’s Municipal Parking Garage during the event.

Maxine Sember takes a photo of Derby Elks members, Anita Dugatto and Rich “Dutch” Pereiras who made Lobster Rolls for the crowd.


Instructors from Seven Stars Martial Arts Studio of Ansonia demonstrated board breaking and other Martial Arts disciplines.


19 month Peightyn Skerencak of Newtown being held by granddad Greg checks out Derby Duck as they stroll among the vendors. 

23 month old Lily Farris of Ansonia is sitting pretty as she goes for a pony ride. Aunt Tundi on the left and mother Andrea takes photos of her adventure.



Dan Rivera of Old School Paranormal plays EVPs or Electronic voice phenomena for visitors which were recorded in the Opera

 Story posted on June 17, 2012

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