By Hope Kumor
MURFREESBORO – Get ready for some fun Saturday at Sinking Creek Farm in Murfreesboro for the seventh annual Child Advocacy Center Duck Derby Party at 2 p.m.
“The Derby Party is attended every year by Child Advocacy Center supporters, Duck Derby supporters, Murfreesboro natives and people who want to support services for child abuse and child sexual-abuse victims,” says Coreen King, the Queen of the Quackers and an organizer of the fundraiser. “Our community has graciously supported the Duck Derby and the Derby Party year after year.”
This party leads up to the Child Advocacy Center Rubber Duck Derby May 16.
Although the fundraisers are all about fun, the cause supported is a serious one.
“The mission of the Child Advocacy Center is to serve victims of child abuse, child sexual abuse and drug-endangered children along with their non-offending parents, grandparents and family members,” says Sharon Deboer, CAC executive director for Rutherford and Cannon counties. “The Child Advocacy Center works as a multi-disciplinary team with the Department of Children’s Services, law enforcement and the District Attorney’s Office to investigate and prosecute child-abuse cases.”
For those interested in supporting the CAC, they should attend this event filled with entertainment, dancing and good food, organizers said. Try the signature drink the “Duck Julep” and other favorites such as the derby pie and hot browns. At 5:24 p.m. be sure to tune into the most thrilling two minutes in sports — The Kentucky Derby.
Those looking for an event to wear big hats, sundresses , bourbon and bowties are in luck because this is the perfect place to socialize with others who love to dress up as well.
When it came down to choosing the location for this particular event, Sinking Creek Farms possessed the components King was searching for.
“This is our first year at Sinking Creek Farms,” said King. “We are excited about the beautiful scenery, the character of their facility, and how accommodating the space will be to our guests.”
The Sinking Creek Farms is owned by Ginger Demonbreun. According to Demonbreun, the SCF is a working farm that offers an organic CSA (community-supported agriculture) to the community. She feels when participants arrive at her farm, she wants them to be relaxed and feel at home.
“We’re very connected to our community, so I think we were a natural fit to host the Derby Party,” said Demonbreun. “We’re honored CAC chose Sinking Creek Farm for this wonderful event!”
Before racing rubber ducks down the slide, celebrate Duck Season the right way by sipping on Duck Julep, munching on a Derby Pie and socializing with others, organizers.