Charlotte, NC - (May 12, 2004) Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department, the Partners for Parks fund, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services will host a formal dedication ceremony for Little Sugar Creek Greenway on Saturday, June 4, 2005, at 11 a.m., near the corner of Brandywine Avenue and Westfield Road.
At Noon, hundreds of floating plastic rubber duckies will be released on the creek to compete in the second annual Ray’s Rotary Duck Derby, sponsored by the Mecklenburg South Rotary Club. Each duck will have an adoptive sponsor. The public can adopt-a-duck for $10 at Great Outdoor Provision Company at Park Road Shopping Center, or from any Mecklenburg South Rotary member. The grand prize will be $2,000. Other sponsors will get a quack at a week’s vacation at a timeshare in Williamsburg, VA, an annual membership at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center, tickets to Paramount’s Carowinds, plus many more prizes. More than 90-percent of the money raised will help fund Rotary youth programs and Partners for Parks, Inc.
Speakers at the 11 a.m. ceremony include:
- U.S. Representatives
Sue Myrick and
Parks Helms, Chairman of the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners
- Charlotte Mayor
William Chandler, Chairman of the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Commission
There will be music, vendors, entertainment until 2pm. This event also celebrates National Trails Day.
The restoration of Little Sugar Creek and development of Little Sugar Creek Greenway is by a partnership of Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services, Mecklenburg County Real Estate Services, and Partners for Parks, Inc.
Little Sugar Creek Greenway begins north of uptown Charlotte and will eventually run to the South Carolina line. When complete it will total 15 miles. There are currently 3.6 miles existing. For more information, visit