Thousands of Rubber Ducks Race at the River Walk to Benefit Local Charities
Duck season takes on a whole new meaning as the Cross Timbers Rotary Club hits the scene with its inaugural Duck Derby as part of its Rhythms at the River Walk festival. Thousands of ducks will “race” to the finish on Saturday, September 15, at the Flower Mound River Walk, where one lucky winner will take the $2,500 grand prize.
The Rhythms at the River Walk is a family-friendly day full of activities centered around the Duck Derby. Festivities kick off at 8:00 a.m. with a 5K River Run, followed by a family-friendly River Walk at 10:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day until 4:00 p.m. The ducks hit the water at 1:00 p.m. for an exciting race down the river, and a first, second and third place winner will be plucked out of the water at the finish.
Ducks are available for adoption in advance at for $5 each and will also be available on race day. Attendees at the day-long event will enjoy entertainment, a family-friendly river walk, a kids’ area with free activities, an arts and crafts area, and a variety of local food trucks.
“The Cross Timbers Rotary was founded in 2015 and supports more than 20 nonprofit organizations in the community, as well as international projects in developing countries,” said current club president, Chuck Elsey. “This first Duck Derby, which we anticipate becoming an annual event, will help continue our financial commitment to our charitable partners.”
Prizes will be awarded to the winning lucky ducks. The first prize is a $2,500 Visa Gift Card, second prize is a $1,500 Visa Gift Card, and the third place winner takes home a $1,000 Visa Gift Card. All proceeds benefit the Cross Timbers Rotary Club and their partner agencies.
“We’re proud to be the presenting sponsor for the Duck Derby,” said Jody Smith of Cornerstone Staffing and Cornerstone Medical. “We love to give back to this community, and especially to this Rotary club that supports so many organizations and projects doing good in the community and in the world.”
Visit for details on registering for the 5K River Run, the family-friendly River Walk, duck adoptions and more! And follow Cross Timbers Rotary on Facebook at for adoption events and updates.
For more information, contact Lori Fickling at 972-898-3701 or
Special thanks to our 2018 Rhythms at the River Walk Sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor ($10,000)
Cornerstone Staffing/Cornerstone Medical
Duck Derby Sponsor ($7,500)
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital | Elsey & Elsey
Event Sponsor ($7,500)
Mixed Media Creations
The River Walk at Central Park
Waterfall Sponsors ($5,000)
Texas New Mexico Power
G&A Consultants
Orthopedic Associates Flower Mound/Texas Health Orthopedic Surgery Center
Event Sponsors ($5,000)
Cross Timbers Lifestyle
Image Center
Courtyard Marriott Flower Mound
Activity Sponsors ($2,500)
Kids Zone – Medical City Lewisville/Medical City Children’s Urgent Care
Arts & Vendors - OPEN
Food Truck – Visionary Financial Group
Entertainment Area – Republic Services
Kayak – Valor Builders LLC
5K – Fit Body Boot Camp
Activity Sponsors ($2,500)
Clear Channel Outdoor
Quack Attack ($1,000)
Bank of the West
Linear Architecture Inc
Keller Welding Mgf Inc
LB’s Electric, LLC
Premier Nationwide Lending
Nicole Smith Woodard, Realtor
Independent Bank
Dr. Lisa Pierce
Flower Mound Vein Center
MUY Hamburger Partners/Wendy’s
Primrose NE Flower Mound
Eiland Construction
Chateau Realty
Megatel Homes
Watermere at Flower Mound
Point Bank
American National Bank
Flying V ($500)
Ginger A. Eads, C.P.A.
The Salon Professional Academy
Askew Legal, PLLC
Dagley Insurance & Financial Services
Wise Advantage Group – KW
Complete Solutions
Kids First Pediatrics
Lucky Duck ($150)
DH Productions
Argos Bookkeeping
Silver Oak Commercial Realty
The Tutoring Center
ATC Lone Star Services
Orange Theory Fitness
Pinewood Hills
Canyon Creek Travel
Close Consulting & Coaching
Brightside Boutique/Merle Norman
DFW Oral Surgeons
Camp BowWow
National Switchgear
Senator Jane Nelson
Gronberg Orthodontics
Magnolia Realty, Jodie Boutilier
Massage Heights Flower Mound


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