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Duck Derby benefits Valdosta food bank

By Robin Jedlicka - bio | email

January 29, 2009

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -  The Valdosta Food Bank was seeing yellow as they kicked off their 5th annual Duck Derby Benefit Thursday morning.

All proceeds benefit Second Harvest of South Georgia, Inc.  People can adopt rubber ducks for just $5.  On April 23rd, 10,000 ducks will be dumped into the Paradise River at Wild Adventures Theme Park. The owners of the first ten ducks to cross the finish line will receive prizes.

"It's a fun way to educate the community about hunger," says Frank Richards, president and CEO of the food bank.  "Children naturally flock to the Duck Derby.  With close to 20% of our childhood population in our area in hunger or at risk of hunger, it's an easy way for us to relate all of this, and the mission that we do, back to the community."  

Over the years, the race has brought in over two-hundred-thousand-dollars.   If you'd like to adopt a duck, visit:  http://www.duckrace.com/southgeorgia

You can also pick up adoption certificates at the following locations in Valdosta:  Second Harvest of South Georgia, Inc.; Steel's Jewelry; Bruster's Ice Cream; Executive Travel; Chick-Fil-A; Starbucks Coffee; and Wild Adventures Theme Park.

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