Monday, June 22, 2015

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 18th, 2015 in Tawawa Park in Sidney.

Over 2700 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, Trupointe Cooperative, Dave Russell, CPA, LLC, Sidney Body CarStar, DBA J&J Enterprises, Holloway, County Focus Group, KTH Parts Industries, Inc., Alvetro Orthodontics, MJS Plastics, Inc., Emerson Climate Technologies, C.R.E. liable Home Services, Meyer’s Garage & Drive Thru, Versailles Savings & Loan, Johnston Chiropractic Clinic, Production Paint Finishers Inc., Hemmelgarn Services, Inc., Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln, Sell, Hegemann & Zimmerman Law, Reliable Business Solutions, Shockey Ryan Insurance Agency, Best One Tire, McCrate, DeLaet & Co., Financial Achievement Services, Village Green Dental, Hansbarger Home Solutions, Gillespie Construction, Scene 75, Beechwood Golf Course, Kitchenaid Experience, Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum, J. Thomas and Co. Inc., COSI, J. Robert Schweitzer Insurance, Kings Island Cares, Francis Schulze Co., and Can’t Stop Running.

Overall 13 prizes were awarded for the Duck Derby. The grand prize winner of $1000 was Lisa Tumbusch of Minster.

Other prize winners included Chris Gillespie, of Sidney, who won Two 3-Day Passes to Country Concert compliments of Meyer’s Garage & Drive Thru and One Free Pizza compliments of Key Hole Pizza, Roberta Hart who took home the two Single Day Park Passes compliments of Kings Island, a $25 Darden Restaurants gift card, and $50 compliments of Bob Schweitzer Insurance. Lisa Spaugy, of Sidney, won the All Around Darke County Package including $25 gift certificate to Bear’s Mill, $25 gift certificate to Hansbargers, Kitchen Aid Gift Bag & 2 Rounds of 18 hole golf with cart compliments of Beechwood Golf. Beth Schultze, of Russia, will enjoy the Family Fun Package! Game Basket of goodies compliments of Big Bro/Big Sis, 4 Dayton Dragon’s Tickets & a $25 Darden Restaurants gift card, Eden Dawson, of Kentucky, won the $100 Kroger gift card compliments of Kroger. Barb Arnett took home a $100 Walmart gift card Compliments of Gillespie Construction, Gloria Miller, of Versailles, was the lucky winner of the camping package that included a tent, two sleeping bags, lawn chair and an Ohio State park 2 day camp certificate. Scott Swartz of Sidney will enjoy Four Admission tickets to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and $25 Walmart gift card. Peggy Brown, of Covington, won the Pig out Package including 2 pizzas from Al’s Pizza in Sidney, four 2pc meals from Lee’s Famous Recipe, 1 extra large pizza from Cassano’s and a $25 gift card to Applebee’s. Heather Zechar, of Greenville, was the lucky winner of a $20 Gift Card for Scene 75, a $25 Darden Restaurants gift card, and $50 compliments of Bob Schweitzer Insurance. Carrie Hayes, of Greenville, took home a $25 gift card to Walmart, 2 tickets to COSI in Columbus, and a $25 Darden Restaurant s gift card, and Dustin Townsend of New Madison won the $25 gift card to Sunoco & $25 cash.

The ninth Annual 5K run/walk had over 250 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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