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.

Third Annual Peavine Duck Race Will Virtually Quack You Up!

Looking for more live sports with handsome competitors and celebrity judges? These competitors won’t be kept from activity due to positive Covid-19 tests.

The third annual Peavine Duck Race is a virtual affair that will cap off Open Streets Emory Village-COVID19 edition on Sunday, Oct. 25. Watch as the rubber ducks meander downstream in Emory Village on Southfork Conservancy’s Facebook page.

Get in the action! Sign up at  southforkconservancy.org for a free duck number! Numbers are written on the bottom of the ducks, and the first ducks to cross the finish line downstream will win ducky prizes! Anyone who signs up with a name and email for any other official Open Streets event may have a duck entered for them in the Peavine Creek Duck race.

While you’re at the Southfork Conservancy website, take a look at the incredible work the organization is doing to reclaim Peavine Creek in Emory Village and elsewhere.