Annual Duck Derby Race returns July 16 at Gypsy Hill Park

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The Staunton-Augusta Rotary Club’s fourth annual Duck Derby Race returns on July 16 in Lewis Creek at Gypsy Hill Park.

Hundreds of numbered ducks will be dropped into the creek and will travel to the finish line where the winners are retrieved by club members. First, second and third place finishers receive cash prizes.

First place receives $1,000; second place receives $500; and third place receives $250.

Each duck is $5 to purchase.

The public is invited to watch the race live starting at 9 a.m. The ducky derby will also be broadcast on Facebook Live.

Profits from the race are used to support local non-profits who have applied for funding through the club’s grant funding process.

This year’s event benefits Valley Children’s Advocacy Center, Community Child Care, and Project Grows. Corporate sponsors are still needed for this annual event.

For more information or to purchase a duck, visit https://ducks.stauntonaugustarotary.club/


Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.