An excited crowd watched as thousands of adopted ducks were poured into the Paradise River at Wild Adventures.
"It’s going to help the poor people who don't have food and it really helps them out, and the prizes for the winners are really good too."
Each adopted duck raised at least $10 for the Valdosta Food Bank, and officials say countless hungry people will benefit.
"We can start feeding the children in our afternoon programs, our Kids’ Cafe, we can feed the elderly in our senior boxes for the holiday program, we can feed all the families who need extra food this holiday season."
And while the money raised will help feed the needy, folks who adopted ducks eagerly awaited the finish of the race, which would decide who would win the donated prizes.
"And the moment everybody in attendance had been waiting for: The naming of the grand prize winner who gets to walk away with this brand new truck."
"And the winner of the grand prize, a two-year gold key lease of a 2004 Dodge truck is, Tammy Herrel."
While Tammy may have won the grand prize, everyone involved says the Valdosta Food Bank ends up the real winner.