Duck Season At KALB

By: Lynne Hart
Yes, it is definitely duck season at KALB and all you have to do is walk in our office door and it will be obvious. We have rubber ducks, Duck and Run 5K ducks, and a cute Little Duckaroo sharing space with us!

Everyone in Limestone County benefits from the work we do, even those who don’t know us or haven’t financially supported us. During our fall fundraising season, everyone has the opportunity to provide financial support while having fun along the way. We know there is something going on that will fluff your feathers!


Run it, walk it, or waddle it! Just don’t miss it!

The Duck and Run 5K has been taking place annually since 2004. Registration is open for this run taking place on Saturday, September 16th at 8 a.m. Pre-registration fee is currently $20 and must be postmarked by 9/9/17. Late and race day registration is $25. Online registration is available at, and a printable form is available at

Late registration and packet pickup will take place from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, September 14 at Fleet Feet Sports in Huntsville, and Friday, September 15 at the KALB Office located at 125 East St. in Athens.

Starting and ending point of this run is Big Spring Memorial Park in Athens. This mildly challenging, certified course (AL10016JD) takes participants through beautiful historic neighborhoods and downtown Athens. T-shirts, race bags, Mid-pack Award, a cash drawing and great snacks are always part of this event.

For information on the Duck and Run 5K, contact Eric or Leigh Patterson at


Businesses and organizations are invited to participate in this new and fun event. KALB will provide a “naked” duck to be decorated with imagination! Make it beautiful, make it whimsical, or make it reflect your business. Just make it fun! Participants can paint it, clothe it, cover it with jewels, ceramic, or glass. Ideas are endless. There are only a few guidelines and, of course, decorations must be tasteful.

Ducks must be decorated and on display by 9/1/17 so that votes can be collected for “Best Decorated Duck – People’s Choice” award. There will also be a “Judge’s Choice” award. Organizations without a storefront that would like to participate are encouraged to partner with a business that would be willing to display their duck for more exposure.

For more information on the Quacky Duck Decorating Contest, visit and click the EVENTS tab, email or call 256-233-8000.


KALB’s rubber duck derby has been taking place annually since 2001! Even we can’t believe this is our 17th year to race those cute rubber ducks down the spillway at Big Spring Memorial Park in Athens.

We are currently rounding up our prize list, and we are happy to welcome American Leakless Company as our new Diamond Duck Sponsor! This company has been very supportive of KALB and we are so pleased to share our growing partnership.

Online duck adoptions are now open. Individual ducks can be adopted for a $5.00 donation to KALB. Dunkin’ Donuts Quack Packs are available for a $25 donation and include 6 ducks (1 free) and coupons for Dunkin’ Donuts items! Don’t forget to name your ducks just for the fun of it!

KALB will be at the Grease Festival and at the Old Time Fiddlers Convention and will have duck adoptions available. Our list of prizes is great again this year and includes the $1,000 American Leakless Co. Grand Prize, 4 Park Hopper Passes to Disney World, a $250 Osborne’s Jewelry gift certificate, and many more additional prizes!

Don’t forget, KALB members received a coupon for $5 off 5K registration or one free duck in the Wacky Quacky Ducky Derby. So, come on and have some fun while supporting a great organization!
By: Lynne Hart