Advocates for Children kicks off the 12th annual Duck Derby Festival: Ducks of the Etowah Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the City Cellar Loft in downtown Cartersville.
During the kickoff, stories about the children that will be helped through the Derby will be shared, sales team materials will be distributed along with Duck Derby merchandise.
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The kickoff ushers in the Duck Derby, which will be held May 18.
This pirate themed Duck Derby is bound to bring out the most swashbuckling, peg-legged Advocates fans in all of Bartow County.
“Pirates are so much fun,” said Advocates’ Executive Director Patty Eagar.
After the kickoff, the community can purchase ducks to see them ‘set sail’ down the Etowah River to win prizes.
This year’s prize list includes a 2013 Honda Fit, courtesy of Honda Carland North, $1,000 shopping spree at West End Commons, two kayaks and an iPad.
Held at the Riverside Park in Cartersville from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., dozens of vendors will entertain and delight with delicious foods, unique jewelry, one of a kind works of art, face painting and balloon animals.
The entertainment that day is for enjoyment of all ages. Babes Bayou will be making a special performance for those attending the festival that day along with many other exceptional opening acts from around the region, a pirate scavenger hunt and drumline.
Ducks can be purchased for the race through the Advocates for Children website, www.AdvoChild.org or through dozens of participating businesses throughout the community starting at $5.
All proceeds go to Advocates for Children’s programs and services, offering safety, comfort and hope to children and families and preventing child abuse in all its forms.
For more information about the Duck Derby or to learn more about Advocates for Children, please visit www.AdvoChild.org or call (770) 387-1143.