Duck Derby will land someone $10,000 richer June 30

Duck Derby will land someone $10,000 richer June 30

Some lucky duck will win $10,000 June 30 at Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia’s Duck Derby event in Porterdale. Shortly after 7 PM June 30 the first rubbery ducky to cross the finish line around the bend of Porterdale’s Yellow River will be named the winner.

There’s still time to adopt your rubber duck at

PNBGC Visit Georgia Power Wallace Dam


The fourth and fifth grade Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club members were able to take their summer learning about the environmental and economic impact of Lake Oconee on the community and apply it on their recent field trip to Georgia Power Company’s Wallace Dam.

 Club members have been learning about Lake Oconee’s history during this year’s summer programming.  Facts such as how Lake Oconee is a reservoir on the Oconee River near Greensboro and Eatonton, which was created in 1979. Club members learned that the lake runs through Georgia's Morgan, Greene and Putnam counties and is separated from its sister lake, Lake Sinclair, by the Wallace Dam. Lake Oconee serves as a reservoir for Georgia Power Company's Wallace Hydroelectric Plant. When Club members learned they were going to visit the plant, they were thrilled to engage with their new knowledge.

Club members listened to Mark McMillan, a plant worker for Georgia Power, as he explained the operations of the plant and how electricity is made.

“Our members got to see the actual operations room and see how the generators, turbines and pumping stations work, as well as the stop walls,” Brad Parr, PNBGC Club Director shared. “It was such a neat experience to watch as youth were connecting what they had researched to what they were seeing in real time at the plant.”

The tour also featured viewing the dam from different perspectives so that Club members could better understand the dam’s size.

Oxidation was a topic that was discussed during the tour. McMillan explained to the youth about an oxidation study that was taking place on the lake. He also discussed how the lakes PH levels are self-regulating.

“Some of our Club members will be researching oxidation and the effects of low oxidation levels on a reservoir as the summer continues. They will also be testing water samples from different areas of the lake. They will be comparing PH levels and making observations and journaling their finding,” Parr said. “We will also delve the economic advantages to having Lake Oconee in our community. It is our goal to better understand the economic and environmental impact on our every day living.”

Parr said “without the willingness and openness to invite our Club members, this field trip wouldn’t have been possible without Georgia Power and Novelis for their support.”

If you’d like to learn more about Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club, visit our Club page or call 706-920-1400.


MMBGC Charles W. Baldwin Hope & Promise Golf Tournament


Madison-Morgan Boys & Girls Club's 2018 Charles W. Baldwin Hope & Promise brought supporters of the Club's mission to Lane Creek Golf Course in Bishop, GA for a day of fundraising.

The Club's annual golf tournament this year focused on supporting its summer programming, along with launching a new program - First Tee. 

"First Tee will allow our children to learn not only the game of golf but the quality characteristics the game teaches such as discipline, sportsmanship and patience," said Karen Robertson, Senior Executive Club Director for MMBGC. 


"It's always a lovely tournament and our staff was so thrilled to see so many playing golf for the youth of Morgan County."

Players joined in teams of four for a game of scramble and had the option of entering for a large Green Egg at the conclusion of the golf tournament. 

Madison-Morgan Boys & Girls Club members helped and also played on teams during the tournament, some experiencing golf for the first time.

"It's so important that, as a community, we continue to come together to help our youth out of the rough and onto the greenway to success," Bob Mackey, CEO & President of Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia said. "We are truly so grateful that Madison continues to see the value in our organization. Together we are making lasting impacts that will continue to see ripple affects into the future."

Want to learn more about Madison-Morgan Boys & Girls Club? Visit their site, or call (706) 342-1117!


Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia to host Duck Derby Fundraiser

Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia to host Duck Derby Fundraiser

Duck Derby will take place June 30 from 5 until dark, where community members can adopt a duck to save a child’s life! For every duck you adopt, participants not only increase your odds of winning the $10,000 grand prize, they also help continue the world class programs that BGCNCG offers over 1,500 youth in North Central Georgia.