Gainesville Duck Derby Raises Money For Children's Support Agencies
GAINESVILLE- Two local children's support groups in Gainesville had their ducks in a row at the third annual Duck Derby on Sunday. As many as 5,000 rubber ducks were featured at the event. Visitors who purchased ducks got to race them across the West Side Park pool in support of a good cause. The money collected will go to the Children's Home Society and the Child Advocacy Center of Gainesville.
Gainesville Duck Derby Volunteer Chair Kim Cinque said, "April is child abuse awareness month and so we're really getting the word out that even people that we know in the community are affected by child abuse and neglect and these two agencies work together to help children through the foster care system."
Organizers hope to raise $10,000 to be split between the two agencies.
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