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May 13, 2013

16th annual Great Cowley Duck Dash raises more than $15,000


Enjoying beautiful surroundings, great food and entertainment, 425 people attended the 16th annual Great Cowley Duck Dash held Saturday at Winfield’s Spring Hill Farms.


Duck DashThe Great Cowley Duck Dash, which featured a duck race and duck squat, has raised well over $200,000 for student scholarships over the past 16 years.

This year’s event raised more than $15,000 for student scholarships.

“This year’s Duck Dash couldn’t have gone better,” Ben Schears, vice president of student affairs said. “It was the perfect combination of great food, good friends, and beautiful weather. We are truly blessed to have so many folks come out and support what we do to raise funds for scholarships.”

Steve English, president of Trust Company of Kansas, entertained the crowd as the emcee for the races.

Rose Anstine was the winner of the duck race and the $1,000 cash prize. Dr. Nathan Niles and Greg Mason were winners of the duck squat and were each awarded $500. There were also 20 door prize winners at the event, while Jonathan Fleig provided musical entertainment and Great Western Dining catered the dinner.

There were 645 ducks sold for the duck race.

Door prize winners:

  • Cowley County fly over provided by B Four Flying — Richard and Nancy Tredway
  • Large basket of specialty food items provided by Dick and Dolly Bonfy — David Grose
  • Wine basket provided by CAD’s Liquor— Otis Morrow
  • Collectible coin set provided by CornerBank — Nancy Ayers
  • $200 U.S. Government Bond provided by Steve English — Rose Anstine
  • Large maple or oak tree includes planting provided by Gottlob Lawn and Landscape — Steve Perkins
  • $100 gift certificate to WB Meats provided by Ben and Rachel Schears — Melissa Guthrie
  • $100 in Chamber Bucks provided by RCB Bank — Bill and Dorothy Griffith
  • 10 inch Table Saw with Legs provided by Sears in Winfield — Michelle Schoon
  • 10 Sets of $7 Mitchell Theatres gift cards — LaVaughan Scheurich
  • Gift certificate to Kathryn’s in Winfield provided by Steve and Joyce McArtor — Bryan McChesney
  • $75 massage certificate from Tina Stewart at A Break from Reality provided by Rogers Family Dentistry — Sandy Short
  • Two half hour massages by Tina Stewart at A Break From Reality provided by Tina Stewart — Tami and Greg Norwood/Tamara Niles
  • $75 Massage Certificate from Deb Fry at Time Out for Wellness provided by Rogers Family Dentistry — Carla Courtland
  • Set of Floor Liners for Any Vehicle provided by Winfield Consumer Products — Lester and Barbara Priest
  • BBQ gift basket provided by Union State Bank — Deuane Wells
  • Custom painted fire hydrant provided by The City of Arkansas City and Rob Carroll Sandblasting and Painting — Donna Avery
  • Personalized street sign provided by The City of Arkansas City — Judy Clark
  • Wine, Dinner and Movie Gift Basket provided by Judge Jim and Jan Pringle — Deb Nittler
  • $75 Gift Certificate to Luciano’s Restaurant in Mulvane provided by Elizabeth Thummel — Shirley Jester
  • Duck race $75 heat winners — Graves Drug, Wilma Ledeker, Darin McAtee, Rose Anstine, Bob Tyler, and Julie Rorabaugh
  • Losers Race $50 Gift Card to Montana Mike’s — Donna Avery

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