Quackers the Duck was sighted at the Cannon County courthouse on Tuesday, May 13. Local officials welcomed Quackers the Duck to Woodbury for the 7th Annual Child Advocacy Center Duck Derby.
The huge blow up duck was seen on the courthouse lawn and Quackers the Racing Duck visited with Cannon County officials.
“It’s Duck Season in Middle Tennessee!” announced Cannon County Coordinator Amanda Pruitt. “The Child Advocacy Center is hosting the 7thAnnual Duck Derby on May 17, 2014. The Quack Team will race 12,000 rubber ducks down the Duck-O-Bunga slide into the swimming pool at Sports*Com, located at 120 DeJarnette Lane, Murfreesboro.”
The Corporate Duck Race will begin at 1:00 p.m., the first heats will begin at 2:00 p.m., and the winner’s race will be held at 4:04 p.m. The owners of the first ducks to cross the finish line will win duck-tabulous prizes, with a grand prize of $5,000! The Child Advocacy Center is partnering with the Rutherford Parent Spring Kids Fest.
On race day, the free Spring Kids Fest will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and will include local vendor booths, awesome prize giveaways, inflatables, live stage performances, face painting, and more! Child Advocacy Center Director Sharon De Boer said, “The Child Advocacy Center is thrilled to partner with Rutherford Parent Magazine for a duck-tastic children’s event that the entire family will enjoy!” Every duck that is adopted in Cannon County will support the Child Advocacy Center services for Cannon County child abuse victims and the “Darkness to Light” trainings to educate parents, grandparents, and professionals how to protect children from child sexual abuse. Every duck that is adopted in Rutherford County will support services to children and the trainings in Rutherford County.
“The Cannon County and Rutherford County communities have supported the Duck Derby every year for the last seven years,” Child Advocacy Center Director Sharon De Boer said. “The Board of Directors and staff are very grateful to the businesses and individuals that have supported the event by being sponsors, duck adoption sites, duck distribution sites, and donating prizes and silent auction items. Those businesses are helping the Child Advocacy Center make a difference in the lives of abused children and their families.” You have 4 days left to buy your ducks!
To adopt ducks, volunteer at the event, or for more information visit the website at www.boroduckderby.comor contact the Cannon County Child Advocacy Center at 615-563-9915 or the Child Advocacy Center in Rutherford County at 615-867-9000.