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Duck Draw



November 17, 2015

Donations: September 18 - November 13

All proceeds are used to buy Thanksgiving Meals for families in Salisbury.  


Residence Life is selling Catawba “C” frames and throws to benefit the  Duck Draw. These make great gifts!



12th Annual Thanksgiving Duck Draw: November 17, 2015 

Please help us feed families for Thanksgiving!   

2015 marks the 12th anniversary of our Thanksgiving Duck Draw project. Over the past 11 years we have provided over 1,480 families with Thanksgiving meals. This year we hope to sponsor an additional 150 families and reach the 1,630 families fed mark.

Once again the Residence Life staff will be collecting money for the annual Thanksgiving dinner "Duck Draw."  The Residence Life staff will be collecting $1 donations to sponsor a duck between September 18th and November 13th at 5pm.

On November 17th, 2015 starting at 11:00 am, President Lewis will draw a number of ducks randomly in Leonard Lounge of the Cannon Student Center.  Mark your calendars now, as this is an event you don't want to miss!  The person sponsoring the ducks drawn will receive a prize.  Prizes will include donated gifts such as gift certificates from local restaurants. As you will remember, our local merchants have been extremely generous and have consistently provided more than 150 prizes each year.

Resident Assistants will be visiting offices, residence halls, and community members to collect donations. To sponsor a duck, stop by a table set up inside the Cannon Student Center at the lunch times during the next few weeks. Or, stop by the Student Affairs Office and ask to sponsor a duck. You will also see various other events Residence Life staff is initiating to help generate enough money to provide Thanksgiving dinners for those in our community.  Our kickoff event to support this cause will be to tape me to a wall on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 starting at 11:00am just outside the Student Center.  The cost is $1 for a foot of duct tape.

Please consider sponsoring a duck or participating in one of our events to help make our 12th Thanksgiving dinner drive as successful as each of the previous years.

Through last year's efforts and your generosity, Residence Life was able to provide Thanksgiving dinners for approximately 150 local families. The dinners consisted of a 10-12 lb turkey, baking pan, rice, cranberry sauce, green beans, corn, stuffing mix and box of brownie mix.  We worked with local school agencies to find families that need assistance during the holiday.

If you have any questions, want to sponsor a duck or know of a family that may be in need of assistance for a meal, please contact Student Affairs at ext. 4410. 

Sample Prizes:
Below is a list of previous prizes so you have an idea of the great items you could win!

  • Buffalo Wild Wings basket $25 Gift Card from DJ's
  • Car Care Kit and free 3 month Car Wash from Team Chevrolet
  • Gift Cards from Subway
  • Gift Cards from Literary Book Post
  • Gift Cards from Longhorn Steakhouse
  • Gift Certificates from Curt & Geri's Dairy Bar
  • Gift Certificates from Capriano's
  • Gift Cards from Uncle Buck's
  • Free Chick~Fil~A sandwiches
  • Free pizzas from Domino's Free meal from Zaxby's
  • 2 ~ $25 Gift Cards from El Patron
  • $50 Gift Card from Ivan's
  • $25 Gift Card from Savage Tans
  • Dan Nicholas Park passes
  • 2 free One Month Membership from The Forum
  • Free Haircut and Style from Salon & Beyond
  • $25 Gift Card from Yoder's Amish Market
  • $20 Gift Card from Carolina Image Center
  • 2 ~ free Family Packs from College BBQ
  • Free Bowling Passes from Woodleaf Lanes
  • 2 ~ free Car Wash from Sam's Car Wash
  • Free Shampoo, Cut, Style and Wax from The Beauty Bar
  • 2 ~ free Haircut and Wax from The Beauty Bar
  • Gift Card from L A Murph's
  • Gift Certificates from Winks BBQ
  • Free Shampoo, Cut and Style from Bella Salon & Spa
  • Lowe's Racing Cooler
  • Hair Products from College Inn Barber Shop
  • 4 ~ free Oil Change from Gerry Wood Auto Group
  • M & S Cleaners Gift Certificate
  • East Coast Wings Gift Certificate
  • Gift Certificate from Rick Bowman Salon
  • East Coast Wings t-shirts
  • Gift Certificate and scarf from Attractions on Main
  • 10 ~ free Tire Rotation and Balance from Discount Tire
  • Tanning package from Atristic Images Salon
  • 2 ~ free Complimentary Meals from IHOP
  • Free Haircut & Style at Country Cut & Style
  • 5 ~ free Shampoo, Cut and Style from Cut Up and Dye
  • $50 Gift Card from Merle Norman
  • $20 Gift Card from Solar Nails
  • $25 Gift Certificate from Wicked Scissors
  • 3 ~ Free Rounds of Golf at Rolling Hills Golf Course
  • Free 30 minute Facial ($40 value) at Snippers Hair Salon & Spa
  • 3 ~ Free Rounds of Golf at Crescent Golf Course
  • Gift Certificates from Ting Hao
  • 2 ~ Free Rounds of Golf from McCanless Golf Course
  • Tickets to Discovery Place
  • 4 ~ $25 Gift Cards from Godley's Garden Center
  • 3 ~ Gift Certificates from Sidewalk Deli
  • 3 ~ Gift Cards from Koco~Java Coffee House
  • Baylee's Gift Card
  • $25 Olive Garden Gift Card Tinseltown Movie Tickets
  • 2 ~ $15 Gift Card Applebee's
  • 2 Free Meals from K&W Cafeteria
  • Grease Monkey Free Oil Change
  • Extreme Performance Shirts & Sweatshirt
  • Free Haircut from Smart Style
  • Hair Care Products from Smart Style
  • Gift Certificate from Spanky's
  • Monterrey's Gift Cards


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