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Ducky Derby Festivities and Cruise-In Scheduled for Downtown Summerville Saturday, May 13

Taniesa L. Sullivan | The Weekly Ledger News | City of Summerville Press Release

SUMMERVILLE, Ga. - Summerville Main Street’s Ducky Derby will be making a comeback on Saturday, May 13 for a fun race down Summerville Town Creek! The event will run from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. outside of the Summerville Depot and also highlight a Classic Car Cruise-In on East Washington Street hosted by The North Georgia Cruisers. Plenty of vendors will be on-site with food and crafts and for the kids, the all-terrain mini-train will be running, as well. The race is set to begin at 1:00 p.m. Adopt a rubber duck for the race by purchasing an adoption ticket for a chance to win the Grand Prize of $500 for the first duck to cross the finish line. The second-place duck will be awarded $250, followed by the third-place duck bringing home $100.

How the duck race works is simple. When adopting a rubber duck, the purchaser will be given a numbered ticket. A rubber ducky is entered into the ducky race with the ticket number written on the bottom of the duck. Adopted duck owners do not have to be present for their rubber duck to win. Donations are $5.00 for one ticket, $25.00 for six tickets, $50.00 for 12 tickets, and $100 gets you 25 tickets. One ticket equals one rubber ducky. Tickets may be purchased locally until noon Friday, May 12 at the following businesses: Beaver’s Garage, Blossoms, Dirt Town Deli, Honey B Flowers and Gifts, Jefferson’s, Pay N Tote, Pine Ridge Outdoors, Merle Norman/Ga Ga's, Sugarville Sweets, Trend Setters, White’s Tire and Alignment, and Willow Tree Grill.

Tickets may also be purchased from Summerville Main Street Volunteers and at the Summerville Main Street Office, located at 179 Union Street. Tickets will also be sold on-site at the event beginning at 10:00 a.m.

A Ducky Derby Hat Contest for adult and youth divisions will be held at East Washington

Street Open Air at 12 noon. Free registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Cash prizes of $50 will be awarded for the top adult and youth entries. Music and entertainment will be provided throughout the day during this free public event. This event is sponsored by Summerville Main Street, American Roofing, and The North Georgia Cruisers. For more information, email

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