Moore County Resource Center needs a few more duck sponsors for Saturday’s race

The ducks have been training all week and are in top physical condition, according to organizers. The Moore County Resource Center’s annual Lucky Duck Race takes place on Saturday in Lynchburg. (Photo Provided)

LYNCHBURG – Let us set the scene for you. It’s the Saturday of Spring in the Hollow and you are standing on the Mulberry Creek Bridge around 9 a.m. You look up and a floating mass of yellow looks to be heading your way. Upon closer inspection, you notice that each of those specks belongs to a tiny, yellow rubber duckies. Welcome to the annual Moore County Resource Center’s annual Lucky Duck Race. It’s a cool little fundraiser and a heck of a lot of fun.

The first-ever race happened in 2023 and raised a little over $3500 for the Moore County Resource Center. The local nonprofit used that money to make sure every Moore County student had exactly what the needed for the school year through their Backpacks for Kids Program. Those backpacks include not only school supplies but also hygiene products and snacks.

“We want every child to be successful in everything they do, and we feel it’s important to provide some of the tools required to do so. Last year this one event provided enough funds to do that,” said program organizer John LaCook.

Ducks cost just $20 and if your duck wins, you could win a $500 grand prize. There’s also a $150 prize for the last duck to cross the finish line. To purchase a duck, Pay Pal the organization at @moorecountyresouce.

To learn more about the organization, check out their Facebook page. •

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