2015 YESS Duck Derby

2015 YESS Duck Derby
You won’t want to miss the quack-tacular 8th Annual YESS Duck Derby! The fun starts at Noon on Saturday May 2nd, when you and your friends and family can enjoy FREE entertainment, kids’ activities, and food samples from Jordan Creek-area restaurants. At 2 pm, thousands of yellow rubber ducks will race through the lake at Jordan Creek Town Center, all vying to cross the finish line first and be named Top Duck. You can adopt a duck (or a whole flock!) and cheer it on to victory and the chance to win fantastic prizes, including $10,000 cash![divider]
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Adoption Options:
– Adopt a Duck (1) – $5.00
– Adopt a “Six Quack” (6) – $25.00
– Adopt a “Quackers Dozen” (12) – $50.00
– Adopt a “Flock” (25) – $100.00
Additional activities that day include:
– Balloon sculptures from Creations with a Twist
– Glitter tattoos & Face painting
– Inflatable slides and obstacle courses
– Demonstrations from The Blank Park Zoo
– Performances by the Isiserettes
– Special appearances by Darth Vader & the Storm Troopers and Cy, the ISU mascot
About YESS
YESS is a private nonprofit organization serving children and their families in Central Iowa. The agency opened in 1973 as a drop-in center for runaway teens and has grown into a well-established, highly-regarded, accredited agency designed to keep children safe. YESS is a safety net of services, providing healing and hope in times of crisis.As the largest youth shelter and the only crisis nursery of its kind in the state of Iowa, YESS serves over 1,000 children each year – newborn to age 17 – providing emergency shelter, crisis intervention, and counseling services in an effort to heal families and change lives. YESS’ range of services meet the physical, mental, and social health needs of children and teens, creating an environment where families can thrive.

Thomas Brogan

Thomas Brogan, a native of Des Moines, was the original founder of Des Moines Parent and is a father to an 8 & 10-year-old. In his free time, he likes to explore nature, try new local restaurants and enjoy life as best as he can. Check out more of Thomas at www.broganlist.com.