Ducks invade downtown HuntsvillePublished 1:06pm Friday, May 10, 2013
By Aldo Amato
HUNTSVILLE – Downtown Huntsville will have a dozen feathery friends hiding throughout city properties this year.
The Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau (CVB) launched their Lucky Duck Scavenger Hunt. Twelve bronze ducks are now hidden at city venues in downtown Huntsville.
“Scavenger hunters will not only have a blast as they search for each Lucky Duck, but they’ll also encounter current downtown Huntsville attractions and venues on their journey to find the ducks that perhaps they haven’t visited in a while or didn’t even know about,” Judy Ryals, president/CEO of the Huntsville/Madison County CVB said at the launch on May 10.
“We have so many family-friendly activities in downtown Huntsville, and we’re excited to showcase many of them on the Lucky Duck Scavenger Hunt.”
According to a handout by the CVB, the idea for the duck hunt arose from a 2011 community trip to Greenville, S.C. The inspiration for the Lucky Duck Scavenger Hunt came from Greenville’s “Mice on Main” scavenger hunt.
“We’re always looking for ways to offer more and different entertainment options to bring citizens and visitors to downtown,” Huntsville. City Administrator Rex Reynolds said. “The Scavenger Hunt is a great example of something new in Huntsville that the whole family can enjoy.”
The CVB is providing Lucky Duck clue cards to help scavenger hunters discover each Lucky Duck. Clue cards can be picked up at the Visitor Centeron Church Street in downtown Huntsville or found online at www.huntsville.org. The first 300 residents or visitors who find the ducks will receive a small prize.
The CVB will also join A.M. Booth’s Lumberyard bring a new festival to downtown Huntsville called Lucky Duck Days on May 10 and 11. The festival will include arts and crafts, children’s activities, entertainment and a duck derby race to benefit the American Diabetes Association.