The 13th annual Ducky Derby is set for Garnett Street in mid-September and Garry Daeke said that after a couple of years of making adjustments because of COVID, the Derby is returning with a full complement of associated festivities.
“This year, we are back to doing a full street fair and festival,” Daeke told John C. Rose during Monday’s The Local Skinny! segment. There will be food trucks, music and more along Garnett Street beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. The race commences at 2 p.m.
The Derby is an annual fundraiser for Franklin Granville Vance Smart Start, and as FGV Partnership Development Coordinator, Daeke said it’s become a fun time for families and others in the community as well.
FGV staff and board members have tickets for sale – $5 a duck, or purchase a Quack Pack to get 5 ducks for $20. Spend $100 for a “flock” of 25 tickets, Daeke said.
Daeke offered appreciation for the fire department, for their help in turning Garnett Street into a “river” on which the rubber ducks float to the finish line, and to Greystone Concrete Products for their assistance in “releasing” the ducks – from the back of one of their cement mixer trucks.
First prize is $1,000, second prize is 52 weeks of Chick Fil-A, third prize is a $250 gas card and the prize for the last duck to cross the finish line is $100.
In addition to purchase of rubber duck contestants, FGV is accepting sponsors for the event. Sponsorship levels are:
$500 – Super Duck
$250 – Feathered Friend
$100 – Quacker Backer
Buy your ducks today! — https://my.cheddarup.com/c/fgv-smart-start-2022-duckyderby or scan QR code below