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1st Annual Ducky Derby

Mar 17, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches, Inc. invites the community to be a part of a new and "Quacky" fund-raiser that will help provide services for homeless families here in Palm Beach County.

The 1st Annual Ducky Derby will take place in Downtown Lake Worth on St. Patrick’s Day – March 17.  For $5, anyone can “Adopt-A-Duck" and have the chance to win the $5,000 Grand Prize and other fabulous prizes too!  5,000 rubber ducks are available for “adoption.”  All money raised will help Adopt-A-Family continue to provide programs and services for homeless families and families in crisis. 

On St. Patrick’s Day the rubber ducks will "swim" in a special duck pond staged near Dave's Last Resort, a popular establishment in downtown Lake Worth.  Around 3 p.m., Greg Rice will emcee the ceremony where the winning ducks will be randomly “plucked” from the pond. 

Ducks can be “adopted” by going online to  Restaurants and businesses in downtown Lake Worth also have ducks available.

Sponsors of the 1st Annual Ducky Derby are Edgewater Enterprises, LLC; Stuart & Shelby Development; Northwestern Mutual-Jim Larschan; PNC Bank; Dave’s Last Resort; PBC Credit Union; Tauber Real Estate Services, LLC; LKD Certified Public Accountants; The Lake Worth Herald; Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency; Joseph McHale and Suzanne Frisbie.

For 30 years, Adopt-A-Family, a local agency started right here in Palm Beach County, has been dedicated to helping homeless families and families at risk of homelessness.  To achieve our mission, we providing physical housing units, rental assistance and supportive social services to families in crisis.

For more information, please call the agency at (561) 253-1361 or visit


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