Originally posted here by Jim Workman
West Virginians are being challenged to “Dare to be a Duck, Take a Stand.”
Many of the stars of the hit television series “Duck Dynasty” will appear at a fundraising event bearing that slogan at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at Charleston Civic Center.
Scheduled to appear are Uncle Si, Korie, Kay, John Luke, Sadie and Alan Robertson along with Crys Howard.
The reality TV series featuring the Robertson family and its Duck Commander business based in Monroe, La., premiered in 2012 and is currently in its fifth season on A&E.
To say that Duck Dynasty is popular would be the biggest understatement of the 21st century thus far.
The fourth season premiere drew 11.8 million viewers — the most-watched nonfiction cable series in history. In merchandising alone, the show has garnered more than $400 million in revenue.
The event will benefit the West Virginia chapter of Youth Commission International, a Christian youth ministry. Its website is youthcommission.us.
“Duck Dynasty is one of the most watched programs on TV and the show has a very loyal audience, many of them here in West Virginia,” said Joey Holland, chairman of the event. “We are very excited that Si, Kay, Korie and the kids will help us raise money for a very important cause.”
YCI helps middle and high school students start and maintain Christian clubs that meet on their school campuses, according to Dennis Williams, President and CEO of YCI. All YCI clubs are student-led. There currently are 12 clubs in West Virginia, located in Boone, Logan and Kanawha counties. The organization is looking to expand to other counties in the state.