Rubber Ducks Will Race To Support Our Local Environment

By on September 16, 2016

9-16-2016-9-34-02-amThis is the 16th year for KALB’s Wacky Quacky Ducky Derby fundraiser! The 2016 derby will be held on October 8th, 4:00 p.m., at Big Spring Memorial Park in Athens.

Our first duck race in 2001 promised a cash grand prize. The event and our sponsor base have grown and this year we offer the Limestone Farmers Cooperative $1,000 Grand Prize plus 30 additional valuable prizes! All prizes have been donated, so all proceeds from duck adoptions go directly to support the KALB organization.

This race is lots of fun for those who come to watch it; however, you do not have to be present to win. For KALB, this fundraiser is necessary to obtain the funds which allow us to offer quality education, projects and programs.

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How the Race Works

For a $5 donation to KALB, a specially-designed rubber racing duck will be placed in our Wacky Quacky Ducky Derby in your name.

For a $25 donation, you will receive a Papa Murphy’s Quack Pack which includes 6 ducks and a coupon for 50% off your entire order at any Papa Murphy’s Pizza.

The ducks will be raced in up to 4 heats (depending on number of ducks adopted). The winners of each heat will be raced in the Championship Race to determine the winners of the Limestone Farmers Cooperative $1,000 Grand Prize and all other listed prizes. The order in which the ducks come through the duck trap determines the prize won. The total number of winning ducks will be determined by the number of prizes on race day.

KALB Touches Everyone in Limestone County

KALB programs touch every resident in Limestone County in one way or another. We provide environmental education programs in city, county, and private school classrooms; support other organizations with clean and green outdoor events; oversee the Adopt-A-Spot program; provide recycling opportunities; host the annual Earth Day & Outdoor EXPO and Elk River Cleanup; and so much more.
We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about the KALB organization, our programs, and the many volunteer opportunities we offer.

How to Adopt Ducks

Ducks can be adopted at the following locations:
• KALB office at 125 East Street in Athens
• Old Time Fiddlers Convention at Athens State University on Friday October 7th and until 1:00 p.m. Saturday October 8th (KALB tent is next to Information Tent)
• Use the QR Code on this page for information or to adopt ducks online

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By: Lynne Hart

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