The 25th Annual United Way of Western Nebraska Duck Draw is in the books with a mother and daughter walking away with the top two prizes.
Nearly 9,000 tickets, stand-ins for rubber ducks, had been sold when the drawings were held Saturday at the Duck Draw Festival in Scottbluff’s 18th Street Downtown Plaza.
Suzanne Myers won a gift card early in the drawing, then had her name drawn again as the winner of the 2nd prize – a Honda Pioneer side-by-side ATV valued at $10,000 and donated by Sandberg Implements in Gering.
Seconds later, the top prize – a new $30,000 Toyota Cross donated by Team Auto Center – went to her daughter, Andrea Myers.
United Way Executive Director Karen Benzel says she was very pleased and appreciative of the support from businesses, sponsors, partner non-profits, and everyone who purchased a duck.
Benzel says the Duck Draw usually brings in about 25% of the money provided by United Way to 27 non-profit agencies in the Panhandle.
The Duck Draw was a Scottsbluff-area event for its first 24 years, but was expanded this year with sales sites in Chadron, Alliance, and Sidney. Benzel expects to be offering prizes from businesses and other donors in those areas as well next year.
Prize Duck # Winners
1- 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross donated by TEAM 2189 Andrea Myers
2- 2022 Honda Pioneer Side by Side donated in part by Sandburg Honda 5998 Suzanne Myers
3-Honda Lawn Mower donated by First Interstate 4633 Jennifer Kriha
4-Canzo 5 piece Gray Firepit Set donated by Johnson Cashway 3295 James Duncan
5-La-Z-Boy Recliner donated by Webber’s Furniture 2228 Jodie Garrett
6- A meal a month for a year- Any large any topping PIzza, any dessert, and a 2 Liter Coke donated by Domino’s Pizza 482 Larry Fritzler
7-A meal a month for a year- Any large any topping PIzza, any dessert, and a 2 Liter Coke donated by Domino’s Pizza 8248 Jaxie John
8-1 year Gym Membership donated by Elite Total 1562 Mindi Foster
9-Ray-Ban “Smart” Glasses donated by Webb Eyecare 4306 Lynne Kanno
10-$500.00 Gift Card donated by ZM Lumber 929 Monica De Los Santos
11-$500.00 Gift Card donated by ZM Lumber 3165 Weston & Courtney Meininger
12-$500.00 Gift Card donated by Gering Valley 3908 Beverly Preble
13-$500.00 Gift card donated by ABC Blinds 303 Mike & Lisa Downey
14-$500.00 Gift card donated by Gering Valley Plumbing 3566 Hilary Strom
15- Four WNCC Athletic passes donated by Western Nebraska Community College 5020 Karen LeMunyan
16-$250.00 Gift Card donated by Runza 3431 Brice Shrewsbury
17-$250.00 Cash donated by Schmidt Insurance 7445 Dennis Kay
18-$250.00 Membership Gift Basket donated by Riverside Discovery Center 6950 Brian Larson
19-$250.00 Cash donated by Schmidt Insurance 6091 Teresa Henderson
20- Two Family Fun Nights for (4) individuals: including 2 rounds of bowling, laser tag tickets, pizza and drinks donated by Xtreme Fun 1699 Russ Finch
21-Birthday Party (up to 25 guests) donated by the Carpenter Center 8418 Roy Ramos
22-$200.00 Cash donated by Rural Radio Scottsbluff 6436 Stacy Mau
23-$250.00 Gift Card donated by Runza 4853 Rane Eirich
24-One haircut per month for one year donated by Attitudez 66 Rita Peterson
25-$100.00 Gift Gas Card donated by Essential Oils 4056 Harry Henkel
26-$100.00 Gift Card donated by Runza 6293 Leslie Cavazos
27-$100.00 Gift Gas Card donated by Essential Oils 683 Sheila Lux
28-$100.00 Gift Card donated by Runza 1563 Lane Landercasper
29-$100.00 Gift Card donated by Wal-mart 6136 Delany Holthus
30-$100.00 Gift Card donated by Target 892 Twila Conley
31-$100.00 Gift Card donated by Marky’s Meat 5279 Virginia Kohler
32-$100.00 Gift Card donated by Panhandle Coop 8539 Troy Youel
33-$100.00 Gift Card donated by Runza 8058 Wayne Brozek
34-$100.00 Gift Card donated by Target 2942 Suzanne Myers
35-$100.00 Gift Card donated by Marky’s Meat Market 4076 Andrea Graham
36-Three-Month Family Membership donated by the YMCA 3367 Jennah McCarter
37-King Kong Pizza Dinner donated by Sam & Louie’s 6771 Sandy Romisch
38-Myra Handbag donated by RWHS Gift Shop 7946 Clarence Gealy
39-$60.00 Facial donated by Rachel Ann Esthetics 8427 Tonia Martin
40-$25.00 Gift Card donated by Midwest Theater 1388 Sarah Quijas