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 2nd Annual Duck Derby as part of its Rhythms at the River Walk festival. Thousands of ducks will “race” to the finish on Saturday, September 21, 2019, 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 3:00 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, vendor booths 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, Ginger Eads. “This second Duck Derby 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 Spencer Turner, of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Flower Mound. “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 Ginger Eads at 214-893-3184 or
Special thanks to our 2019 Rhythms at the River Walk Sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor ($10,000)
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
Duck Derby Sponsor ($7,500)
Cornerstone Staffing/Cornerstone Medical 
Event Sponsor ($7,500)
Mixed Media Creations 
The River Walk at Central Park
Waterway Sponsors ($5,000)
G&A Consultants/McAdams 
Orthopedic Associates Flower Mound/Texas Health Orthopedic Surgery Center 
Kids Zone – Medical City Lewisville/Medical City Children’s Urgent Care 
Event Sponsors ($5,000)
Cross Timbers Lifestyle 
Image Center 
Eiland Construction
Republic Services
Activity Sponsors ($2,500)
Food Truck – Visionary Financial Group
Entertainment Area – Republic Services 
Kayak – Valor Builders LLC 
5K – Fit Body Boot Camp 
Event Sponsor ($2,500)
Clear Channel Outdoor 
Cross Timbers Gazette 
Courtyard by Marriott
Quack Attack ($1,000) 
Bank of the West 
Linear Architecture Inc. 
Premier Nationwide Lending - Stacy Schriever 
Nicole Smith Woodard, Realtor 
Independent Bank 
MUY Hamburger Partners dba Wendy's 
Dr. Lisa Pierce 
Primrose NE Flower Mound 
Watermere at Flower Mound
Chateau Realty
Kaleidescope Behavioral Health 
Double Oak Mayor Mike Donnelly 
Market Street 
Park Central
Pretty Pools 
Bexley River Walk 
Law Office of Donna Hernandez 
Representative Tan Parker 
Megatel Homes
Mr. Restore
Joe & Metta Roach
Event Sponsor ($1,000)
DH Productions
Impression Homes
Hillstone River Walk 
Flying V ($500) 
Ginger A. Eads, C.P.A. 
The Salon Professional Academy 
Dagley Insurance & Financial Services 
Kids First Pediatrics 
The Tutoring Center 
Grapevine Food Tour 
Friends of Senator Jane Nelson 
Point Bank 
Bird Advocacy & Consulting 
Corky’s Gaming Bistro 
First United Bank Mortgage - Peggy Krueger 
Complete Solutions Interior/Exterior 
DATCU Credit Union
American National Bank
Lucky Duck ($150) 
Argos Financials Plus 
ATC Lone Star Services 
Canyon Creek Travel 
Camp BowWow 
Gronberg Orthodontics 
Massage Heights Flower Mound 
Wise Advantage Group – KW 
MD Pediatric Associates 
Camp Gladiator - Lee Ann Strunk 
Dr. Nancy Gibson 
Brightside Boutique
Michael & Janet Walker 
Dr. Telena Wright
Close Consulting & Coaching LLC
Teresa’s House - Argyle Enhanced Assisted Living and Memory Care
Silver Oak Commercial Realty
NOW CFO, Julie S. Davenport, CPA