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May 14, 2007

10th annual Great Cowley Duck Dash raises $16,000


10th annual Great Cowley Duck DashEnjoying beautiful weather, great food and entertainment, more than 400 people attended the 10th annual Great Cowley Duck Dash held Saturday at Cowley College’s McAtee Dining Center.

The event, which was planned to be held at Spring Hill Farms in Arkansas City, had to be moved to the Cowley College campus due to the excessive amount of rain that fell at the farm during the week.

“Even though we had to change locations for the Duck Dash the event was a great success,” Cowley Dean of Development and College Relations Terri Morrow said.

The evening featured a videotaped duck race and duck squat, and raised $16,000 for endowed scholarships. All totaled, the Great Cowley Duck Dash has raised $153,000 over the past 10 years.

“We want to thank all those who attended,” Morrow said.

JoLynne Stalnaker was awarded $1,075 as the winner of the duck race. Tom Schmidt was the winner of the duck squat and won $500. There were also 22 door prize winners at the event.

Ish Farid provided musical entertainment, while Great Western Dining prepared the dinner.

Door prize winners:
•Cowley County Fly Over — Kern and Betty Gordon
•Two tickets to PrairieFest activities — Aaron and Amanda Iverson
•Basket of specialty food items — Lillian Damewood
•One barbeque dinner per month for 12 months from Carl’s BBQ — Hubert and Mildred Johnston
•Custom painted fire hydrant — Deuane Wells
•Personalized street sign — Pam Doyle, Jim Sybrant
•$50 toward one month utility bill for two Arkansas City residents — Buel Beck, Foster’s Furniture
•Gemstone bracelet and earrings — Pam Archer
•DVD player — Jill Hunter
•Collectible coin set — Albert and Karen Bacastow
•$75 gift basket from Brown’s — Anne Erhart
•$75 in Chamber Bucks — Mary Ruth Wineinger
•Individually Yours Facial — Galaxy Tool
•Gift from Wildbird Center — Fred Menefee
•One night stay at The Rafael Hotel in Kansas City — Dawna Headrick
•Facial by Arthetta Polly at Skin Glow — John and Julie Bossi
•$50 gift basket from Brown’s — Betty Sybrant
•Shirt and cap from Jan’s Sport Shack — Jim and Marvis Gaddie
•$100 savings bond — Heather Munson
•Sport utility vehicle floor mats — Robin Delp
•Wine basket — Bill Rice
•Duck race $75 heat winners — Libby Palmer, Jim and Wilma Mitchell, Tom and Sue Saia, Taylor Drug, JoLynne Stalnaker, Jim and Jan Pringle, TCK Trust and Financial Advisors, and F.L. and Arlene Thurman.
•Loser Duck Prize (Gift certificate from The Ridge) — Betty Sybrant