YESS Duck Derby Volunteer Idea from Katherine McClure Photography

Katherine McClure Photography Prairie City Iowa YESS Duck Derby Volunteer Idea 2017 Collage

YESS Duck Derby Volunteer Idea

-from Katherine McClure Photography

Even if you are at the Food Truck Throw Down (link to previous post here), you can still support YESS on May 6th at the YESS Duck Derby! I purchased my ducks, and got a sweet t-shirt, at the EWI April member meeting. (Did you know I’m the EWI Vice President this year? They let me run the April Board Meeting as a trial run – Yikes!)

But even if you aren’t a member of an organization that has a beautiful tradition of supporting YESS and their mission of providing emergency services for Iowa’s youth, you can support them as they celebrate a ‘duck-ade‘ of fun at the 10th Annual YESS Duck Derby on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Jordan Creek Town Center. #AdoptADuck #HelpAChild

Check Out the Fun Event!

This family-fun event quacks up the young and young at heart while supporting our community’s most vulnerable children. The fun starts at Noon, when you can enjoy FREE family-friendly entertainment, kids’ activities, and food samples from Jordan Creek-area restaurants. At 2:00pm, 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. Adopt your ducks and cheer them on to victory and the chance to win fantastic prizes, including $10,000 cash.

All proceeds will benefit Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS). As Iowa’s largest provider of emergency services for youth – newborn through age 17 – YESS touches the lives of 2,000 children per year through a range of programs designed to keep kids safe and help families thrive. YESS’ network of services include Iowa’s largest and most comprehensive youth shelter as well as crisis nursery care, crisis intervention and stabilization, mental health counseling, and care coordination. Learn more about how YESS connects kids with brighter futures by visiting

It’s time to get quackin’! Adopt a duck. Help a child. Adopt a duck today!