Ladies and gentlemen grab your Tenn-Ducky Derby hats! Duck season will kick off with the Derby Party and Auction on May 2, 2015 from 2 p.m. until the horses’ race.
Join us at Sinking Creek Farm for a Derby style party complete with entertainment, dancing, and our signature derby drink the “Duck Julep”.
To attend the Derby Party, click here or contact the Child Advocacy Center at (615) 867-9000 or the Cannon County Child Advocacy Center at (615) 563-9915.
It is that time of year…Duck Derby season for the Child Advocacy Center! We don’t have our list of sponsors or prizes to present to you right this minute, but we know many of you like to get your adoptions in early. We need YOU to help keep our ducks and our great work at the Child Advocacy Center afloat!
When you think of a child who has been through abuse, think of buying a happy duck to represent the joy you can help restore to his or her life. Here’s the link to the adoption site: (It might still say 2014 Duck Derby, but believe us, it’s for the 2015 Derby!)
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)
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!
Congratulations to Once Upon a Child for winning the Corporate Duck Race the old-fashioned way—with a fishing pole!
Best Costume is this cute fella from Gil’s Ace Hardware in Smyrna!
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.
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!
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
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