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Big Duck Lighting 2010: Big Duck Christmas Thursday


The annual Big Duck lighting in Flanders will take place Thursday night.

Come on, how great is Long Island?

Even though wannabe burglars tried to claw their way into the Big Duck a few months ago, you can’t keep a Big Duck down.


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The 15-foot likeness of a friendly fowl is getting its holiday dressing after the first run got canceled on Dec. 1 due to bad weather. Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy says he “personally insisted” that it be rescheduled.

The Big Duck was built in 1931 as a tribute to Long Island duck farming. The structure is on the national Register of Historic Places and draws thousands of tourists each year.

The roadside quacker features a duck-themed gift shop in its belly.

The ceremony will feature the Flanders Fire Department, a middle-school choir and a special guest from the North Pole.

With AP

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