Nearly 1,300 rubber ducks competed in Saturday’s Duck Derby at Lake Alice [ Wewa Woman's Club | Contributed ]
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Rain doesn’t faze ducks from racing

On Saturday March 9 at Lake Alice in Wewahitchka, there were 1,291 ducks racing in a flowing manmade river, all battling to be first or even second place. Many came out despite the rain to see if their “adopted” rubber duck would win $500. There was food, great music, and fantastic prizes. Congratulations to all who ran the 5k race to benefit the Wewahitchka High School cross country team. A big Thank You to all our sponsors and non-profits. A special thank you to the Wewahitchka Woman’s Club members for this event. Follow us and like us on Facebook to see events upcoming and so much more. 

A little rain didn’t deter the 5K race or the Duck Derby. [ Wewa Woman’s Club | Contributed ]

The GFWC Wewahitchka Woman’s Club meetings are the second Tuesday of the month, 5:30 p.m. at the Wewahitchka Senior Citizens Building. Join us to see how you can make a positive difference in your community and more. Contact us at We are a non-profit, 501c (3) volunteer charity organization whose purpose is to promote and provide civic, educational, and charitable activities that enrich the lives and the environment in the service area of Wewahitchka.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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