All 6,000 ducks adopted for inaugural Duck Derby to benefit Knock Knock Museum

Updated: Jun. 9, 2018 at 6:35 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - It was a sea of ducks and creativity at City Park and it was all in the name of helping a good cause.

The inaugural Duck Derby in Baton Rouge to benefit the new Knock Knock Museum hit the water Saturday.

A total of 6,000 ducks raced their way down the stream toward the finish line. Each duck adopted for a $5 donation could win its owner some prizes.

And, for its first year, the community responded strongly by adopting all 6,000 ducks days in advance.

"We're kind of touting this as the unofficial kickoff of summer in the Baton Rouge community," said Jessica Gagliano, director of development for Knock Knock Museum. "We've been so fortunate since we opened our doors. The community has really embraced us here at Knock Knock and they truly embraced us for this first event. Seeing the community come out here today and cheering the ducks on has been amazing, so we're just excited to have everybody here."

Those of you out there may have seen our WAFB duck floating around.

We got her ready for the heat with her hat, but it wasn't enough. Unfortunately, she did not win.

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