Promotion of the United Way of Prince Edward County’s signature event – the 2nd Annual Great Farmville Duck Derby – goes into another gear with a social this week. The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts Center will host a wine and brew for the United Way from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. this Friday. The event is part of the kickoff of promotion and marketing of the duck derby. The kickoff began last month, with Spirit Night at the Fishn’Pig restaurant. Despite the weather not cooperating, the Great Farmville Duck Derby turned out to be very popular. The 2nd Annual Great Farmville Duck Derby is scheduled for Friday, May 3, and will be held at Riverside Park in conjunction with the Heart of Virginia Festival. All proceeds will benefit the United Way’s 20 partner organizations. Last year’s derby brought in approximately $9,000.