For $100, businesses purchased “papa ducks,” which are bigger ducks that can be decorated for competition.
“We know that people have a lot of choices where they spend their money today, and we’re really pleased they chose to spend it with us,” Henderson said.
Southern Care Hospice was one of the local businesses which bought a papa duck, modeling it after a duck on the TV show Duck Commander.
RN Case Manager Leanna Sharp said Southern Care Hospice comes out in support every year.
“A lot of our patients need more than what we can provide them,” Sharp said. “They need companions and volunteers. Samaritan Caregivers really helps us out a lot with their services.”
She said she encourages people in the community to support the derby as well.
“The need donations to keep going because some people in the community are hurting and don’t have transportation, a lot of people can’t do their housework or go get their groceries, and they provide all of that for the elderly.”