For the second year in a row, The Murphey Candler Park Conservancy’s Duck Duck Goose 5K gathered Brookhaven residents and runners to fundraise for the community. The event, which raised more than $10,000 from registrations for the MCPC, included a Saturday morning 5K and a 1-mile Fun Run on a scenic trail course at the park on W. Nancy Creek Drive. A new addition this year, the Duck Duck Food Truck Social on Friday evening kicked off the weekend with a performance by local musicians of the Trey Boyer Band and more than 750 attendees eating, drinking and grooving to live tunes by the lake. Food truck vendors included S&J’s Wood Fire Pizza and SweetWater Brewing Company, among others. The MCPC is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that was created in 2012 to help improve and preserve the park. As one of the MCPC’s top fundraising events, the Duck Duck Goose 5K helped support the organization’s 2015 goals, which included building a model playground, restoring the historic caretaker’s house into a community multi-use structure, dredging the lake to maintain aquatic health, establishing park architectural and design standards and removing invasive and exotic vegetation. – Jessica Wise
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