One Lucky Duck Wins Race

Congratulations to the winners of the Third Annual Peavine Creek Duck Race. Three dozen bright yellow rubber ducks bobbed down the creek to the finish net. South Fork Conservancy Board Chairman Glenn Kurtz (in a dashing pair of camo waders) plucked the winning ducks from the creek beneath the Panera parking lot. 

Mike Goodwin, duck number 131 came in third. Todd Ableser, duck number 82 was second. And winning duck #48 belonged to Jeffry Elzemeyer, a 6-year-old from Druid Hills who is a first grader at Fernbank Elementary School.

The third annual Peavine Creek Duck Race enjoyed spirited cheering from a safely distanced group of racers watching from the North Decatur Road bridge. Judges on the bridge included Defense Attorney Don Samuel, Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Executive Director Revonda Moody, Open Streets Emory Village Chair Don Walter and EVA president Todd Hill. Watch the ducks race to the finish line. The event was one of many hybrid activities during Open Streets Emory Village-COVID19 edition.

Eighth Annual Open Streets Emory Village-COVID19 Edition

A Socially Distant Neighborhood Event Supporting Emory Village

The 8th Annual Open Streets Emory Village continued in 2020 with a socially responsible edition in line with the challenges of the times. Events were spaced out over a four-day period, some virtual, so friends and neighbors could enjoy the fun without the crowds. There was still good food, music, and activities, but individuals and families were encouraged to explore the village environs safely and at their own speed.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Sunday, October 25th

*Anyone who signs up with a name and email for any other official Open Streets event had a duck entered for them in the Peavine Creek Duck race.

Walk Peavine Creek during Open Streets Emory Village

Peavine Creek Tour – Starts at noon on Saturday, Oct. 24, and Sunday Oct. 25. Meet across from 1463 Emory Road.

Walk along beautiful Peavine Creek while a naturalist explains how and why the area is being restored with native plants. Learn about a new, leading-edge “green water quality” planting, recently installed to protect and improve the water quality of Peavine Creek.

The tour will last 45 minutes. Bring appropriate shoes. Maximum of 8 people. Registration at Eventbrite.com

(Extra bonus: Sign up for this and most other official Open Streets events to be entered automatically in the Peavine Creek Duck race!)

Cool Gymnastics for Kids at Open Streets Emory Village

Intown Stars Gymnastics: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, in the large field across from Glenn Memorial UMC.

Kids can learn cartwheels and handstands, walk on a beam, swing on a bar, do flips, and hang with cool gymnastics coaches.

There will be socially distanced lines, and all equipment will be sanitized between each session.

The first 10 people who show up get a certificate for a free class or day of camp at the Decatur Gym (new customers only).