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The Great Duck Race Round Two

June 02, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Remember last year when the "Gwennie" duck was plucked from the water out of 1,007 rubber ducks at the Troy Strawberry Festival? Remember how Penny and Melissa from Beb-e-ssentials donated all of the $1,000 winnings to the GSF?Well, they are at it again. And get this -- the City of Troy and the Strawberry Festival organizers wanted to be involved in ending SMA, too!

Yep, thanks to Penny and Melissa the Strawberry Festival didn't forget about SMA and they didn't forget about the little lucky ducky Gwennie and so this year they are donating a portion from every duck sale to the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation for SMA research. Every single sale!And on top of that, Beb-e-ssentials will again host a booth (and this year they are right next to the Great Duck Race booth), which they are decking out in full SMA awareness regalia. Photos of 50 different children impacted by this disease. Gwendolyn Butterflies hanging all around. And SMA awareness cards being handed out! This is going to be one amazing festival!

If you'd like to be part of the duck race fun, you can email Penny to buy one duck for $5.00 or a "Quack Pack" for $20.00. The Troy Strawberry Festival is this Saturday and Sunday with the Great Duck Race taking place on Sunday at 4:30.

Thank you Penny and Melissa for all you do for SMA. And thank you city of Troy and the Strawberry Festival for making a difference!

Enjoy the yummy strawberries this weekend (and, boy, do I want to try one of those strawberry burritos)!

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