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Ducky Derby Festivities and Cruise -In Scheduled For Downtown Summerville Saturday, May 14

Summerville Main Street’s Ducky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 14 for a fun race down Summerville Town Creek! Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used by Summerville Main Street to support downtown seasonal and Christmas decorations. 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. Vendors will be on site with a nice variety of food and crafts. The race is set to begin at 1:00 p.m. You may 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 from Main Street Board Members and Volunteers. Tickets will also be sold at the event beginning at 10:00 a.m.– 12:45 p.m.

Derby Hat Contest

A Ducky Derby Hat Contest for adult and youth divisions will also add to the day of fun. The contest will be held at the East Washington Street Open Air Pavilion at 12 noon. Free registration begins at 11:30 a.m. $50 cash prizes will be awarded for the top adult and youth entries. Music and entertainment will be provided throughout the day during this free public event.American Idol contestant Corey Curtis will be performing outside of the depot 10:30-11:30a.m. and again from 12 noon – 1:00p.m. at race time. Event goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to enjoy the music. For more information or vendor inquiries email

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