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Fundraiser to prevent child abuse might 'quack' you up

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A local organization is trying to help abused children through a unique of fundraiser and it just might ‘quack’ you up.

The Can Council hosted their 4th annual Ducky Derby at the Kawkawlin River, seeing more participants than ever before.

All the money raised went to the can council’s preventative programs.

“We dump 1,500 plastic ducks into the river and they race. It's part of our raffle for Child Abuse Prevention,” Abby Scherzer with the Can Council said. “The money raised here really helps to fund those programs.”

Each duck was $5 or participants could buy a ‘6-quack’ for $25.

Last year, the ducks couldn't actually race down the river due to storms but this year the rain held off after the ducks made their trek.

“There was lightening so we had to do the raffle a little differently. We couldn't actually dump the ducks because of safety. So it's great to see them actually in the river,” Scherzer said.

The Can Council is the only non-profit in the Tri-Cities dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

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