During the Leesburg pre-council meeting on June 6th at 4:30pm, Cindy McGinnis, Family Care Center Director, thanked the town of Leesburg for supporting their upcoming duck race. The Family Care Center has purchased property and has developed a two year plan to construct a new building. They have been paying $1,700 a month for rent and feel that they could better steward that money by helping those in need of wheelchair ramps, bathrooms, kitchens, etc.
The Duck Race will be held Saturday July 9th at Leesburg Landing where they will be dumping out about 2,000 little rubber ducks to float down the lake. Mayor Brandy Pierce will be amongst those to pull the winners. So far they have sold about 1,200 ducks for the event. McGinnis stated that next year, they would be looking for vendors to be on site for the race, as well as incorporating things for kids as well.
The Family Care center has been serving Cherokee County for 14 years. They give away food and cloths to families in need, helping those who has experienced a house fire, are in need of furniture, clothing, HVAC, etc. They average seeing over 500 families in the community every month.