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7th annual duck derby

Things are getting a little quacky inside your local Service 1st branch.

For the past 25 years, Service 1st has raised money for local charities through an annual golf tournament. Seven years ago, the Annual Charity Duck Derby was born! These unassuming little duckies raised over $13,000 to help support local charities, but we think we can do better this year!

Our 7th Annual Charity Duck Derby will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Join us from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm near Zamboni Park in Danville as we get ready to cheer on these special duckies. Bring the kids and enjoy balloons, face painting, refreshments from the When Pigs Fly food truck and Rita’s Italian Ice!  Plus, visit with our mascot Crissie! At 1:00 pm, we’ll gather near the Danville/Riverside Bridge as thousands of ducks drop into the Susquehanna River and begin their race toward the finish line.

Adults 18 and over can purchase a single duck for $5, or a flock of 5 ducks for $20 and you can purchase as many as you would like. Tickets are on sale in all branches and online now through July 31. Each ticket is numbered, and on the day of the event a corresponding numbered duck will be dropped into the river. The ticket holder whose number matches the first duck to cross the finish line will win $500.

$500 - First Place
$100 - Second Place
$100 - Third Place
$100 - Fourth Place
$100 - Fifth Place

There will even be a special prize for the last place finisher!

Funds raised by the Duck Derby will be combined with funds raised by the Service 1st Charity Golf Tournament, which will be held on Friday, August 24, 2018 at the Frosty Valley Country Club in Danville to benefit Geisinger’s Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute, Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, and the ThinkBIG Pediatric Cancer Fund.

A special thank you to this year’s sponsors: Bear Rental, Dolllar Associates, LLC; Fast Signs, Wilkes-Barre; Smart Partner, GK Visual, Kornerstone Custom Builders, Members 1st Federal Credit Union, Rita’s Ice, Danville; and Rock God Brewing Company.

To purchase your duck derby ticket online: logon to your Service1st@Home account go to transfers in the navigation bar, click transfers, my account, add transfer and choose the share you would like to take the funds from. Next in the To: box choose any other member,  Last Name: type Service 1st FCU, Account Number: type 574472, Suffix: click the Share ID button and type 03 in the empty box, Amount: enter $5 per duck or $20 for a flock of 5 ducks click submit. Once you have purchased your duck online, Service 1st will mail you the corresponding numbered ticket. Please call 800.562.6049 if you need assistance. You do not need to be present to win. Must be 18 or older to purchase a duck. Winners will be notified by the phone number provided on their ticket stub, or if purchased online by the phone number on their account.