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Annual duck derby raises thousands for Boys & Girls Clubs

PORTERDALE, Ga. - The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia hosted the second annual Duck Derby in Porterdale this past Saturday.  

The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia consist of four counties: Newton, Madison, Walton and Putnam. 

The President and CEO of Boys & Girls Club of North Central Boys & Girls Club Bob Mackey, said “Each club has an allotment of ducks that they sell for their club, so they can sell up to 1,000 ducks. [All of the proceeds from the event] goes to the kids, and it funds our summer program, which is very important.”

The Cannon-sponsored event consisted of music, cold drinks and the anticipated race; duck derby. More than 2,500 people paid $20 for a duck to race down The Yellow River, and in the end, there were four winners: 

  • Jerry Schonboft- 1st place winner: $10,000
  • Jim Borland- 2nd place winner: The Oaks Golf outing
  • Robert Witcher-3rd place: Your Pie for a year 
  • Terry Evans- 4th place: iPad Mini 

Ironically, Witcher was one of the volunteers who spent numerous of hours on the event, and he was the only winner present. All other winners were notified over the weekend.