Over 3,400 rubber duckies participated in Service 1st Federal Credit Union’s Sixth Annual Charity Duck Derby Saturday, August 5, raising over $15,500. Service 1st held a random drawing during the event to select the winners. Rainy weather throughout the summer resulted in increased river levels and a strong current, which the Duck Derby Committee felt were unsafe conditions for their dedicated team of volunteers. In order to ensure their safety, the credit union hosted festivities in the lot near Zamboni Park on West Front Street in Danville.
“We thank our members, the volunteers, the community, and our sponsors for their continued support,” said Mike Thomas, Chief Financial Officer, Service 1st and Duck Derby Committee Chair. “This was the first year we’ve had to make changes due to river levels, but we still received incredible support. We look forward to being back on the Susquehanna River next year. Congratulations to all of our winners!”
Funds raised by the Duck Derby will be combined with funds raised by the Service 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament, being held Friday, August 25, 2017 at the Frosty Valley Country Club in Danville, to benefit the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, Heart to Hand Ministries and Danville Area Little League.
Leading up to the event, individuals could purchase tickets for either a single duck or a flock of ducks. Service 1st congratulates the ticket holders whose numbers matched those of the ducks randomly selected during Saturday’s event. Derby winners include: First Place ($500) #1435 Carol Williams; Second Place ($100) #3495 Joseph Brambilla; Third Place ($100) #3833 Nancy Marko; Fourth Place ($100) #1611 Rich Puddy; and Fifth Place ($100) #2069 Brian Moyer. Service 1st also randomly selected a special last place prize winner. The winner, #3239 Inara Koehler, will receive a special stuffed animal duck and a $25 Service 1st Visa® Gift Card.
Sponsors for this year’s event included: Bluespire Marketing; Dollar Associates, LLC; Kornerstone Custom Builders, LLC; and Smart Partner.
For more information about Service 1st's Sixth Annual Charity Duck Derby, please contact Service 1st at 800.562.6049.