Rubber Ducks To Take Over Lake Worth March 16

Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches invites the community to be a part of its unique and “quacky” fundraiser that will help homeless families in Palm Beach County.

The second annual Ducky Derby will take place in downtown Lake Worth on Sunday, March 16 as part of the St. Patrick’s Day festivities. For $5, anyone can “adopt a duck” and have the chance to win the $5,000 grand prize, and other great prizes, too. All money raised will help Adopt-A-Family continue to provide programs and services for families in crisis.

At the Duck Derby, the “adopted” rubber ducks will “swim” in a special duck pond staged near Dave’s Last Resort, a popular establishment in downtown Lake Worth. Around 3 p.m., a ceremony led by local celebrity Greg Rice will include the random plucking of the winning ducks.

Ducks can be “adopted” online at Restaurants and businesses in downtown Lake Worth will also have ducks available.

Sponsors of the Ducky Derby are Dave’s Last Resort, Edgewater Enterprises, Stuart & Shelby Development, the Morgan Stanley Foundation, LKD Certified Public Accountants, PNC Bank, PBC Credit Union, Tauber Real Estate Services, the Lake Worth Herald, Joseph McHale and Northwestern Mutual-Jim Larschan.

For 30 years, Adopt-A-Family has been dedicated to helping homeless families and families at risk of becoming homeless. To achieve its mission, the nonprofit provides physical housing units, rental assistance and supportive social services to families in crisis.

For more info., call (561) 253-1361 or visit

ABOVE: The duck pond at last year’s event in downtown Lake Worth.