Duck Derby advocates for children
by John DeFoor
May 13, 2012 | 2787 views | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Ed Brush, Duck Derby head plucker, holds up Saturday’s winning duck as a hand reaches out to tag it.
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Twenty-five thousand yellow rubber ducks floated down the Etowah River Saturday afternoon -- avoiding rocks, a large land patch of grass, live ducks, and the constant tug of the current -- in order to reach the derby finish line and make children's lives a little better.

The Duck Derby is an annual fundraiser for Advocates for Children held at the Riverside Day use Area in Cartersville.

"This is our largest fundraiser of the year," said Patty Eagar, the Executive Director of Advocates for Children. "Advocates has an enormous amount of work to do in this community. There is a lot of child abuse still and a lot of places where we might prevent child abuse, so this goes a long way toward running our programs. We have 2,600 kids a year that are served right here in our community."

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