Without the Media, You’d never know

If it weren’t for the wonderful media partners we’ve developed, you really wouldn’t know all you do about the Child Advocacy’s Rubber Duck Derby.  The Derby wouldn’t have wonderful prizes without our sponsors, of course, but often the media outlets get overlooked.  So, here is who you should thank for helping spread the word.  Click a logo to visit their website.

(For some reason, WGNS and The Daily News Journal logos continue to revert to this page, so  we’ve included their site addresses.  Thanks)

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Rutherford Parent Logo for Cover     Lamar Logo


Cannon Courier       HobNob



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And the Winners are…

Congratulations to all of our winners!  Thank you for participating in the Child Advocacy Center Rubber Duck Derby and for supporting the very meaningful work that takes place there.


Grand PrizeConnie White won $5,000 Cash (Ducks purchased at the Child Advocacy Center)


2nd Prize:  Cherillyn Maddox won $1,000 Cash, donated by Quality Exteriors (Ducks purchased through PayPal on the Holly’s Quackers Team)


3rd Prize:  Les Gray won $500 Bell Jewelers Gift Card (Ducks purchased from Mama Quack)


4th Prize:   Adam and Holly Coggin won $500 Demos’ Gift Card:  (Ducks purchased at the Duck Derby on race day)


5th Prize:  Rebecca Upton won F.A.C.E. It Fitness $500 Gift Certificate for Personal Training Sessions (Ducks purchased through the Junior League Team)


6th Prize:  Christine Lombardi won $250 Cash, donated by Mama Quack (Ducks purchased through PayPal on the Buffalo Wild Wings Team)


7th Prize:  Billie Jo Josovitz won Best of the Boro (Ducks purchased at the Child Advocacy Center)


8th Prize:  Ron Hall won Boro Family Fun (Ducks purchased at the Duck Derby on race day)


9th Prize:  Bea Weir won Let’s Get Pampered  (Ducks purchased at the Child Advocacy Center)


Last Duck Standing:  Jeannine Dalton won Smoopy’s Vintage Bicycle  (Ducks purchased at Guaranty Trust)

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Special Visitors Visit the Races

We have been so fortunate to have local “celebrities” Ben Tankard and Melvin Kearney come out to visit with the crowd and show their support for this special event!


Thanks to Ben and Jewel Tankard and Melvin Kearney for taking time to visit with our crowd today!

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Corporate Race Success!

Congratulations to Once Upon a Child for winning the Corporate Duck Race the old-fashioned way—with a fishing pole!

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Best Costume is this cute fella from Gil’s Ace Hardware in Smyrna!



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Race Day has Arrived!

The high for today is to be in the 60’s, and the ducks aren’t bothered in the least.  Our humans who will be helping the ducks will be dressed for the water.  That leaves the rest of you, especially those with children.  The weather report looks like we could have clouds and some showers during the day, and that is all the more reason for you to come out to the Rubber Duck Derby at Sports Com today.  The Rutherford Parent’s portion of the event is inside of Sports Com and begins at 11:00.  This gives you a great opportunity to be inside and outside to enjoy what has become an annual event full of fun.

Duck adoptions can be made until 3:00/3:30, but don’t wait too late if you haven’t adopted.  Once all of the ducks have parents, there aren’t any more ducks to adopt.  The prizes are wonderful, and the recipients of the funds raised are so very worthy of your support.

Here we go…check in later today for updates on the day.

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17 Hours and Counting! Smoopy’s Bike and More!

It’s hard to believe that another Rubber Duck Derby is almost ready to roll.  The ducks have packed their overnight cases to travel to Sports Com for the big race!

There are so many wonderful prizes a person can win if their duck happens to cross the finish line at the right time–first duck and last duck standing, there are great prizes to be won!

This bike has been put together by Smoopy’s Vintage Bicycles, and it will be awarded to the person whose duck is the “last duck standing”!  What a jewel!

Smoopy's Vintage Bicycles has built a special prize for the last duck standing!

Smoopy’s Vintage Bicycles has built a special prize for the last duck standing!

Come out tomorrow, Saturday, for the Rutherford Parent Spring Kids Fest from 11:00 to 4:00 at Sports Com.  The big race will follow, but there are other races going on during the day.  So much fun!!

YES…you can still adopt ducks at the event.  But you better hurry, when the ducks are all adopted, you’ll be out of the race!  Be sure to check our Prize page to see all of the wonderful prizes you have an opportunity to win, whether you come to races or not!

Child Advocacy Center Duck Derby and
Rutherford Parent Spring Kids Fest
Sports Com
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Spring Kids Fest 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Duck Launch 1:00 p.m.

Corporate Duck Race 1:00
“Heats” of Ducks start at 2:00

Winner’s Race 4:04
Rutherford Parent Event 11:00 – 4:00


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Where to Adopt

We are so happy to have so many businesses agreeing to allow you to adopt right there at the business, so you don’t have to mail your form or adopt online.  Please visit one of your favorite shops and THANK them for participating in this great event!

Sports Clips
Bell Jewelers 821 NW Broad Street
Demos’ 1115 NW Broad Street
Guaranty Trust 316 Robert Rose
Top of the Block 314 West Lokey Avenue
Mid South 2415 Memorial Blvd.
Wilson Bank and Trust
Penny’s Closet 1602 West Northfield
Mid South 2610 Old Fort Parkway
Title Max 1990 Old Fort Parkway
Gil’s Hardware 415 Nissan Drive



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