Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Daffy Derby and Duck N’ Run Winners Announced

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County held their annual Daffy Duck Derby and 5K on Thursday, June 19th, 2014 in Tawawa Park in Sidney.

Exactly 3000 rubber ducks, which were “adopted” by community members and local corporate sponsors, were drawn out of a ticket barrel this year due to the high waters in the nearby mosquito creek. The event sponsors included Hits 105.5, The Andersons Ethanol LLC, Koenig Equipment Inc., Dave Russell, CPA, LLC, Sidney Body Carstar, Wal-Mart, J & J Enterprises, Trupointe Cooperative, Shelby County, Cassano’s, J. Robert Schweitzer Insurance, Teaford’s Pizza & Subs, Double M Diner, Suttons, Cratiques, Bears Mills, Second National Bank, Sterling House, Dayton Dragons, Kroger’s, The Bridge Restaurant, Cleveland Metro parks, Gillespie Construction, Mad River Mountain, Picture Perfect Studios, Cincinnati Zoo, Ron & Nita’s, and KitchenAid.

Overall 13 prizes were awarded for the Duck Derby. The grand prize winner for the duck race was Pat Bryant ¬¬¬of Troy. Pat won a $1,000 shopping spree.

Other prize winners include Pat Bryant of Troy who won 2 3-Day Passes to Country Concert compliments of Meyer Garage & Drive Thru and 1 Free Pizza compliments of Cassano’s. Donna Weidner, of Sidney, took home 2 single day park passes compliments of Kings Island, $25 Darden restaurant Gift Card and $50.00 spending cash compliments of Bob Schweitzer Insurance. Emily Borchers, of Russia won an All around Darke County Package that included $15 Gift Certificate to Teaord’s Pizza & Subs, $10 Gift Certificate to Double M Diner, $25 Gift Certificate to Sutton’s, $25 Gift Certificate to Cratiques, and a $25 Gift Certificate to Bears Mill. Gregory & Delores Cook of Sidney will enjoy the Family Fun Package! 2 lawn chairs compliments of Second National Bank, Gift Basket of Goodies compliments of Sterling House, and four Dayton Dragons tickets. Jake Cook, of Greenville won a $100 Kroger Gift Card and Kathy Amos of Sidney won the All around Town Package! This includes a $25 Gift Certificate to The Bridge restaurant and $50 Kroger Gift Card. Four admission tickets to Cleveland Metro parks Zoo and a $75 Wal Mart gift card goes to Alvetro Orthodontics in Sidney. Polly Pinto of Sidney was the lucky winner of two all-ages 3-hour tubing tickets to Avalanche Tubing Park compliments of mad River Mountain and a $25 gift card to Applebee’s. Ty Stekeleather, employee of The Andersons Ethanol LLC was the lucky winner of $20 gift card to Scene 75, $25 Darden Restaurant gift card, & $50 from Bob Schweitzer Insurance. Northtowne Sunoco, Inc., of Fort Loramie won 10th place prize which includes $75 gift card compliments of Picture Perfect Studios and a $50 Kroger gift card. Four Cincinnati Reds Tickets, 2 Cincinnati Zoo tickets, and $50 Darden Restaurants gift card went to Brittney Davidson of Greenville. The final prize was given to Bill McLain of Sidney who won gift package compliments of KitchenAid and $25 Applebee’s gift card.

The eighth Annual 5K run/walk had 376 registered participants. Overall results can be found at

Proceeds from the event will benefit the local Big Brothers Big Sisters agency which matches at-risk children with volunteer adult role models. These volunteers who are screened thoroughly by agency staff meet with children at least two times per month offering guidance, support, and positive role-modeling. The concept of services by Big Brothers Big Sisters is to get community members to open up their lives to a young child within their own community. It does not take a great deal of time, money, or talent; the volunteers just need to care about children.

Community members who feel they don’t want to make a commitment of volunteering can help the agency in other ways. The agency is always looking for cost saving ideas for activities that our volunteers can do with their matched Littles. In the past years, companies and individuals have donated tickets to local events, sporting events, or hosted a special outing for the Big Brothers Big Sisters group.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit United Way member agency. For more information on how you can become a volunteer and make a difference in a child’s life contact the local agency at 937-492-7611, 937-547-9622, or log onto our website at

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