Ducky derby will help protect environment
Tuesday, October 02, 2012A rubber duck race in Wilson Saturday will raise money to help protect waterways for real ducks and the environment for all of us. The Wilson C.A.R.E.S. Duck Derby will be Saturday at Toisnot Park. People can sponsor hundreds of rubber ducks that will be released in a creek that feeds into Toisnot; the first duck to cross the finish line wins. The grand prize will be an Insignia 50-inch HD LCD TV; second prize, a backyard dual charcoal/gas grill; and third prize, a Sony DVD home theater. There will also be door prizes. The event starts at noon with kids games, food and drink vendors, educational booths, and a design your own duck station by Arts Unlimited. For anyone that designs their own duck at the Arts Unlimited studio before the race, Arts Unlimited will donate $5 to the Wilson C.A.R.E.S. program. For more information , go to www.arts-unltd.com/ The race will begin at 2 p.m. It costs a $5 donation to adopt a single duck; a $25 donation for a six quack (6 ducks); a $50 donation for a cluck of ducks (13 ducks); and a $100 donation for a flock of ducks (30 ducks). The Wilson C.A.R.E.S. Duck Derby is sponsored by Green Engineering, PLLC and all proceeds go to the Wilson C.A.R.E.S. program, a program created by Wilson County and the City of Wilson. Wilson C.A.R.E.S. stands for Community Awareness, Restoration, and Environmental Stewardship. The voluntary program works to encourage Wilsons citizens, organizations, and businesses that make exceptional efforts to protect the environment. The goal is to reduce environmental impacts, conserve natural resources and promote long-term economic benefits to Wilson. The Wilson C.A.R.E.S. Duck Derby is sponsoring a cleanup of Toisnot Lake Saturday morning as part of N.C. Big Sweep. Volunteers that want to help should meet at Toisnot Lake at 9 a.m. for instructions and supplies. To adopt ducks contact Daryl Norris at 252-296-3305 or email@example.com. Ducks will also be available for adoption at First Fridays on the Lawn and at Toisnot Park noon-2 p.m. You do not have to be present to win.