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Valdosta food bank conducts Duck Derby

By Robin Jedlicka - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Folks in Valdosta were seeing a whole lot of yellow as the Second Harvest Food Bank held it's 6th annual Duck Derby.

The organization sold more than 6,000 rubber ducks which were dumped into the river at Wild Adventures. Prizes were given to the owners of the ducks that crossed the finish line first.

The derby raised more than $45,000 to help fight hunger.      

"The proceeds from today's duck event will be put back into our numerous programs through the food bank, including Kid's Cafe', where we're feeding over 1,600 children each night, as well as our food distribution programs we've been running so heavily right here recently with local flood victims," said President and CEO Frank Richards.

The top prize was a thirty-five hundred dollar shopping spree at Steel's jewelry. Other prizes included a year of Brusters Ice cream, and a year of free Chick-fil-a.

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