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Posted: Friday, April 5, 2013 8:14 am | Updated: 9:05 pm, Sun May 12, 2013.

VALDOSTA, Ga. -- An event created to benefit the Second Harvest of South Georgia will soon quack into Valdosta.

The 10th annual Derby Duck Race will be held at Wild Adventures Theme Park on Saturday, 13, 2013. Participants will be able to "adopt" a plastic rubber duck for $5 donation. Up to 10,000 of these adopted ducks will be released into the Paradise River at the park.  The adopters of the duckies that cross the finish line first will be eligible for several prizes, including $5,000 cash and a custom golf cart.

The real winners, however, are the second harvest programs. Organizers say the donations have a tangible effect on the lives of children throughout Southwest Georgia. The following examples explain what each donation provides to Second Harvest:

  • 1 duck will feed a child a hot meal at the agency's Kids Cafe program each evening for a week.
  • 2 ducks will provide a 55-pound bag of food for a family of four
  • 5 ducks will provide a senior citizen with a hot lunch each day  for a week
  • 10 ducks will buy milk for 100 children at the Kids Cafe program each evening for a week. 

To adopt a duck, visit duckrace.com/southgeorgia. You can also call 229-224-2678 for more information on the race. 

To learn more about Second Harvest of South Georgia, click here.

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