The 12th annual Ducky Derby race is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 in downtown Henderson.
The race, which begins at 12 noon, will have a special twist – the winners will all be child care providers in the tri-county area, according to Garry Daeke, development coordinator for Franklin Granville Vance Smart Start, Inc.
The event again will flood Garnett Street with rubber duckies to raise money for ongoing services for families with children ages 0-5.
“This year we are celebrating our child care professionals who have persevered through challenging times to continue to provide quality early childhood education, and the winner(s) of our prizes will be from the child care community,” Daeke said.
The public is still invited to attend, and Daeke said tickets will be sold online only. “Our idea is to honor our child care programs and workers who have had a most difficult year, as you can imagine,” Daeke told WIZS News.
Daeke said the support of sponsors will be especially important this year. Sponsorship levels are $500 – Super Duck, $250 – Feathered Friend, and $100 Quacker Backer
Call Daeke at 252.433.9110 ext. 227 to learn more.
Buy ducks online at https://fgvsmartstart-2021-ducky-derby.cheddarup.com