"Last year was the first year Advocates Young Professionals planned the annual Duck Derby Concert, and we felt like it was a wonderful success," said corn hole tournament chair Kevin Karel. "The addition of the corn hole tournament proved to be a popular addition to the event and we are hoping to make it even bigger and better this year. We're also really excited to have Eastern Seaboard perform at the concert; they have a pretty good following in Bartow County and northwest Georgia, and we hope they will be a big draw for people to come out that evening in support of Advocates' mission."
The single-elimination corn hole tournament will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Riverside Day Use Area. Registration is $25 per team of two, and is limited to the first 64 teams. The grand prize winners will each receive a custom made set of corn hole boards; second place will receive a $60 gift certificate to The City Cellar & Loft; and third place will receive a $40 gift certificate to The City Cellar & Loft. Registration forms are available at WBHF Radio in downtown Cartersville and also at www.advochild.org.
Music will begin on stage at 6 p.m. with Eastern Seaboard. The seven-member band, who has been entertaining audiences for more than a decade, plays a variety of favorite beach tunes, including "Under the Boardwalk," "My Girl," "Brown-Eyed Girl" and many others.
Admission to the concert is free of charge, though donations will be accepted at the main entrance. Attendees are welcome to bring their own food and beverage of choice to the event.
For those wishing not to worry with bringing their own tables, and who would like a spot in front of the stage, tables of eight are available for $100. Tables may be reserved by contacting Advocates for Children. Those who reserve a table are encouraged to decorate their table in a "Super Hero" theme. Cartersville Mayor Matt Santini will judge the tables, and the group with the best overall table will receive a basket of goodies to be enjoyed at the concert.
For more information about Advocates for Children, call 770-387-1143 or visit www.advochild.org.