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Ducks to race at derby
The 15th annual Rubber Duck Derby race will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday on Lake Lanier near Clarks Bridge Park. The Duck Fest featuring local bands, childrens’ activities and food will start at 10 a.m.

Rubber ducks usually found in tubs will be floating down Lake Lanier on Saturday during the 15th annual Rubber Duck Derby.

Little yellow rubber ducks will descend upon the local lake to raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County. This year’s winner will fly the coop with $10,000 cash as grand prize.

The free event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Clarks Bridge Park at 3105 Clarks Bridge Road. It will feature a Duck Fest, which is a festival complete with food, children’s activities, inflatables, face painting, arts and crafts, animals, jewelry and vendors of all types. Local bands including Dave Boys, and the Shade Tree Smugglers band will entertain the crowd.

At 3 p.m., more than 16,000 rubber ducks, sporting fashionable sunglasses, will be cast into Lake Lanier. Then they will race toward the finish line to win prizes for their adoptive parents. Prizes include $1,000 Best Buy gift card, EU 2000i RV Portable Generator donated by Kippertool, Lakeshore Mall shopping sprees, Lake Lanier Islands Resort Getaway, iPad Mini compliments of Sartain Law Offices, Chick-fil-A for a year for two and Gwinnett Braves tickets.

Ducks may be adopted with a $5 donation for a single duck, Quack Packs are $25 for 6 ducks and grand packs of $100 for 25 ducks. To adopt a duck, call the Duck Line at 770-656-2527 or visit Adoption forms are also available at various locations in Hall County, including most bank branches.

The event benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County, which has served local youth for more than 59 years. The clubs have been in the forefront of youth development, working with people ages 6 to 18 years old.