A&F Newsletter

Summer 2006


Annual Great Cowley Duck Dash

Enjoying beautiful surroundings, great food and entertainment, 525 people attended the ninth annual Great Cowley Duck Dash held May 13 at Arkansas City’s Spring Hill Farms. The event, which featured a duck race and duck squat, raised $28,000 thanks to a matching Title III grant for endowed scholarships. All totaled, the Great Cowley Duck Dash has raised $137,000 over the past nine years.

“It’s a great event, and an opportunity for people from the surrounding communities to come together,” Cowley Dean of Development and College Relations Terri Morrow said. “The Langenwalter’s are so generous to let us use their beautiful property.” Jim and Donna Sybrant were winners of the duck race. The Sybrant’s graciously donated half of their $1,000 winnings to Cowley College on behalf of Jim’s father, George’s scholarship, and in honor of Jim’s mother, Betty. The Title III matching funds will double that amount.

Dr. Nick Rogers and Lori Barnes were winners of the duck squat and won $500 each. There were also 20 door prize winners at the event. Musical entertainment was provided by Ish Farid, the owner of The Coffee Club located in Arkansas City. Diane Kelly, Cowley College Coordinator to Development and College Relations, assisted Morrow in making the event a wonderful success. “Diane really orchestrates the Duck Dash,” Morrow said. “She takes on mountains of details and has been fabulous for the event.”

Door prizes, donors in parentheses, followed by the recipients:
Two tickets to PrairieFest activities (Dick and Dolly Bonfy) — Tamara Niles
Basket of specialty food items (Dick and Dolly Bonfy) — Arkansas City Chamber of Commerce
One barbeque dinner per month for 12 months from Carl’s BBQ (Carl’s BBQ) — John and Doris Goff
Custom painted fire hydrant (City of Ark City) — JC and Donna Louderback
Personalized street sign (City of Ark City) — Lillian Damewood; George and Leo Bronson
$100 toward one month utility bill for Arkansas City resident (City of Ark City) — Deb Holman
Collectible coin set (CornerBank) — Barbara Thompson
$50 gift basket from Brown’s (Steve and Janet English) — S&Y Industries
Gemstone bracelet (Cynthia Hocker) — Ellen Kelly
$75 in Chamber Bucks (Home National Bank) — Robben and Wilma Ledeker
Individually Yours Facial (Individually-Yours-Wichita) — Judy Reedy
$20 gift certificate to Jan’s Sport Shack (Jan’s Sport Shack)— Denny and Karone Fingers
Gift from Wildbird Center — (Steve and Joyce McArtor) Lester and Barbara Priest
Facial by Arthetta Polly from Skin Glow Spa (Patty Neises) — Carolyn Langenwalter
One night stay at The Rafael Hotel in Kansas City (The Raphael Hotel) — Shannon and Lane Massey
$50 gift basket from Brown’s (Dr. Nick and Christie Rogers) — Jim and Jan Pringle
Spotlight and American flag kit (Sears, Roebuck & Co.-Winfield) — Anthony McCullough
$100 savings bond (Union State Bank) — Jim and Wilma Mitchell
Sport utility vehicle floor mats (Winfield Consumer Products) — Wayne and Sandy Short


Summer 2006