Right now, some of you out there are searching for the perfect name for the ducks you are going to adopt for this race.
We've had Quick Draw McQuack, Duck Norris, Iona Bigyot, and Armand Hammer competing in past races. Each year we see the old standards such as Speedy, Quick Quack, and Lucky Duck. Some name their ducks after children or grandchildren. Whatever names you come up with, clever or standard, your ducks will be proud to carry your name with them down the spillway!
This race is lots of fun for those who come to watch it; however, you do not have to be present to win. The race is amazing for those who take home one or more of the really nice prizes -- and the list is long! For KALB, this fundraiser is necessary to obtain the funds which allow us to offer quality education, projects and programs. Our mission is to empower the citizens of Athens and Limestone County to take greater responsibility for enhancing their community environment. Your duck adoptions allow KALB to continue to serve the community with that mission in mind.
How the Race Works
For a $5 donation to KALB, a specially-designed rubber racing duck will be placed in our Wacky Quacky Ducky Derby in your name. For a $25 donation, you will receive a PAPA MURPHY'S QUACK PACK which includes 6 ducks and a coupon for 50% off your entire order at the Athens Papa Murphy's on Hwy. 72.
The ducks will be raced in up to 4 heats (depending on number of ducks adopted). The winners of each heat will be raced in the Championship Race to determine the winners of the Limestone Farmers Cooperative $1,000 Grand Prize and all other listed prizes. The order in which the ducks come through the duck trap determines the prize won. The total number of winning ducks will be determined by the number of prizes on race day.
How to Adopt Ducks
Ducks can be adopted at the following locations:
• KALB office at 125 East Street in Athens
• Old Time Fiddlers Convention at Athens State University on Friday October 2nd and until 1:00 p.m. Saturday October 3rd (KALB tent is next to Information Tent)
• Use the QR Code on this page
By: Lynne Hart