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Friday, April 18, 2008

The Great American Derby Duck Race - Sat May 3rd 11am-2pm

Save the Date for the 1st Annual Duck Race!
May 3rd from 11am-2pm
The Duck Race begins @ 12:15pm
Smith Park, Roanoke, VA
Raindate is Saturday, May 10th

If you've never been to a duck race before, definitely check this out - it is a fun, spirited event for folks of ALL AGES!

The Junior League of Roanoke Valley is sponsoring a family fun Adopt-a-Duck Race. They will 'flood' the Roanoke River at Smith Park (directly across from the playground) with the ducks. With the help of some lane ropes, moving river water and a special trap to catch the winning ducks, the race will be an event you won't want to miss.

How can you win?
Adopt-a-Duck for $5, or increase the fun and your chances of winning by adopting a flock of ducks. On the day of the race, watch your lucky duck race toward the finish line for your chance to win a great prize. You do not have to be present to win; but you will definitely want to be there to cheer your duck or flock of ducks on!


GRAND PRIZE: a bike from Cardinal Bicycle with a water bottle, helment and a membership to the YMCA
donated by: Rick Woodson Honda, Cardinal Bicycle & the YMCA

Second lucky duck prize: A 16" sterling silver John Hardy necklace
donated by: Fink's Jewlers

Third lucky duck prize: Roanoke Basket full of Science Museum Membership, Roanoke Art Museum Membership, Lee Hi Lanes, Maggie Moo's scoop of the week and meal preps at Foodies
donated by: Mill Mountain Zoo, Roanoke Art Museum, Lee Hi Lanes, Maggie Moo's and Foodies

Fourth lucky duck prize: The Next Generation Wooden Play Tower and Swing
donated by: Cheeburger Cheeburger and Lowe's
assembly by: our own Blue Ridge Residential (Robert's other full time job!)

Who else wins?
Funds raised will go directly to The Project Development Grants for 2008-2009; including Southwest VA Second Harvest Food Bank, ReBuilding Together, Junior Achievement and the Pediatric Wing in Carilion Memorial Hospital.

*** DUCK ADOPTION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE HERE @ BLACK DOG or call the Junior League Office @ 540-343-3663

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