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YMCA’s DuckY DerbY — Strong Kids campaign raises $46,000

Jeff Ellis, president of La Salle State Bank, took the lead plunge before the DuckY DerbY.
Jeff Ellis, president of La Salle State Bank, took the lead plunge before the DuckY DerbY.

The first Illinois Valley YMCA DuckY DerbY event Sunday raised $46,000 for Strong Kids Campaign that reaches out to support those in need.

Last year the Illinois Valley Y in Peru gave nearly $200,000 in scholarship assistance to those who needed child care, swim lessons, after-school care, tumbling and more to provide affordable Y programs.

The Y recognized Head Duck Jeff Ellis, who is president of La Salle State Bank, and Peggy Cain, Y Development Director “for their important work in making a stronger community through the Y.”

Winners and their prizes included:

1st Prize — $2,500, Bill and Judy Chapman

2nd — one-week stay in an oceanfront condo in Myrtle Beach, Kaitlin Smith

3rd — three-night stay in Wisconsin Dells, Nick Gengler

4th — 55-inch TV, Tim Kimrey

5th — Mickey’s Massive Burrito bar for 10 people, Mary Eiten

6th — 3-month YMCA membership & Salon Patrice gift certificate, Shelly Chapman

7th — 3-month YMCA membership & Peaces of Fashion gift certificate, Kathy Kohr

8th — 3-month YMCA membership & Visa gift card, Lexi Mecum

9th — 3-month YMCA membership & Visa gift card – Nick Gengler.

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