VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Visitors at Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta on Saturday may have noticed rubber ducks floating in the lazy river at the park...and lots of them.
10,000 rubber ducks raced down the lazy river for the 10th annual duck derby. The event is put on by Second Harvest food bank in Valdosta as a way to help raise money for the food bank.
In the weeks leading up to Saturday's derby, people could pay $5 and sponsor a duck for a chance to win cash and prizes.
"It goes to not only Lowndes County, but to the surrounding areas," said Jeremy Chick, who sponsored one of the ducks. "So, you know, the little bit you can sponsor to help really goes a long way to feed a child."
Several local corporations also participated by sponsoring motorized ducks, which raced against each other in a separate race prior to the 10,000 rubber ducks being dumped into the river.