Catawba College Marks Fourth Year of Ducks for Turkeys
October 29, 2007
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Catawba College's Residence Life Staff held the fourth annual Thanksgiving Dinner Duck Draw just before noon on Monday, Nov. 12 at the fountain in Stanback Plaza. Close to 1,700 sponsored plastic ducks were floated and over 130 of them were pulled from the water by College Chaplain Dr. Ken Clapp. The sponsors of those pulled ducks received door prizes donated by the local businesses. Plans are to use the proceeds from the Duck Draw to provide 125 families with complete Thanksgiving meals this year.
Earlier this month, the Residence Life staff collected $1 donations to sponsor plastic ducks that are floated in the Stanback Plaza fountain. The organizers draw a number of ducks randomly from the fountain. Each duck that is plucked from the water has a number displayed on its bottom which corresponds to the number on a $1 ticket purchased by a member of the college community. These numbers also correspond to donated prizes from area merchants, ranging from hair cuts to large pizzas, and gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses.
Proceeds from the Duck Draw, along with funds raised by selling cookies and cotton candy at Catawba home football games, result in monies to underwrite the costs of providing the Thanksgiving meals. The Residence Life staff works with several county organizations to select families with the greatest need for a Thanksgiving meal. Meals include a turkey, dressing, a turkey pan, vegetables, bread, rice, and a dessert.