25th Annual Ducky Derby Season Begins

Duck Race and Family Festival to Support Local Youth and the Prevention of Child Abuse 

Walla Walla, Wash. – The 25th annual Community Bank Ducky Derby will be held on Saturday, May 14, at Mill Creek in Walla Walla. The duck race will begin at 2 p.m. during the Family Fun Festival that will run from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This annual community event is sponsored by Community Bank and the Walla Walla Exchange Club Foundation. Proceeds from this event go toward child abuse prevention and support many programs that benefit youth in the Walla Walla Valley and surrounding areas.

The highlight of the event is the race of approximately 20,000 little yellow plastic ducks down a stretch of Mill Creek. Community members are encouraged to purchase Ducky Derby tickets (one duck for $5 or five ducks for $20) for a chance to win one of 16 prizes generously donated by local businesses. Prizes will be awarded to the individuals who hold tickets with numbers matching those of the first ducks to cross the finish line.

Nearly $20,000 in guaranteed prizes will be awarded, with the featured prize being a $10,000 cash prize. But the best thing about participating is each ticket is a winner in that a $5 ticket stub is good for a free ice cream at Baskin & Robbins and a $20 ticket stub is good for a free small Blizzard at Dairy Queen.

Ducky Derby tickets are available to purchase from any Exchange Club member, at community events such as the Spring Fling and Downtown Farmer's Market, and at designated ticket outlets: Academy Mortgage WW, Albertsons, Community Bank l(WW and CP branches), Falkenbergs Jewelers, L&G Ranch Supply, PFI Mart Eastgate, Plaza Safeway, Super 1 Foods, Walla Walla Valley Honda, and Walla Walla Daily Grind.

Last-minute tickets may be purchased before the race at the Family Fun Festival at Walla Walla Community College on May 14. After a two-year hiatus, this free event will provide a fun day for the whole family with activities for kids and complimentary soda, popcorn and hotdogs.

To learn more about the Ducky Derby fundraising campaign and Family Fun Festival, visit wwexchangeclub.org or find the Facebook event.