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Duck Draw



September 14 - November 11

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!



16th Annual Thanksgiving Duck Draw: November 19, 2019 

Please help us feed families for Thanksgiving!   

2019 marks the 16th anniversary of our Thanksgiving Duck Draw community service project. Over the years, we have provided over 1,900 families with Thanksgiving meals! 

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.

On November 19th at 11am, ducks will be drawn at random from the fountain at Stanback Plaza. 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 donations from local businesses. 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 please see a Resident Assistant or stop by the Student Affairs Office and ask to sponsor a duck. The Duck Draw community service project is helping to generate enough money to provide Thanksgiving dinners for those in our community in conjunction with Community in Schools Rowan County. 

Please consider sponsoring a duck or participating in one of our events to help make this year's 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 100 local families. The dinners consisted of a 10-12 pound 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 or want to sponsor a duck please contact Student Affairs at x-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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