RBS Lions Clubs holds Duck Day


The Evans family enjoying the 12th annual Lions Club Duck Days. Takoda (left) and his wife, Candice, and their daughter, Eliza, enjoyed listening to Eliza’s grandma, the ever-so-funny Kim Evans, emcee the annual event with her witty humor.


Local artist and personality Ronnie Mowell performing a song for the 12th annual RBS Lions Club Duck Days crowd.


Event goers enjoyed a variety of booths including craft booths, game booths, food booths, and dessert booths.


The crowd at the 12th annual Lions Club Duck Days enjoys some live entertainment.


Shriner Club members Mark Roberts and Johnathan McGuffey were on hand fingerprinting kids for their digital id kits. This was the first time for this special booth.


Little Abel Hagan smiles as he waits patiently as his grandma Gail Knight gets in her last minute bid at the silent auction during the RBS Lions Club Duck Days silent auction.


Entertainer Dale Hulsey performed for the crowd earlier in the day. Hulsey is pictured with his manager, Molly Smith.


There were plenty of activities at the 12th annual Lions Club Duck Days include several inflatables for the kiddos.


The dumping of the ducks to start the race down the creek!


Event goers of the 11th Annual Duck Days Festival line the banks of the Salt Lick Creek to cheer on their adopted duck in hopes their duck will float across the finish line first.


The lucky duck to cross the finish line in first place!


Annie D. Phillips was the lame duck! Mr. Phillips was the “lucky” winner of the lame duck. Mr. Phillip’s duck came in last place therefore making his duck the lame duck. Mr. Phillips received a $75.00 cash prize for his lame duck from RBS Lions Club member and event coordinator Glenda Cohen. The first place winner of $150.00, Dustin Green, was not present.


The Red Boiling Springs Lions Club held their 12th annual Duck Days event on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the Salt Lick Creek in front of the Palace Park in downtown Red Boiling Springs. There were festivities set up for the whole family. There were craft booths, food booths, games for the kids, live entertainment from local singers, a silent auction, the RBS Fire Department had a dunking booth, and there were plenty of inflatables for the kids. The big event of the evening, however, happened at 2:00 with the racing of the ducks.

Before the event (even weeks before) participants could “adopt” a single duck or a flock of ducks for $5.00 each. A cash prize of $150.00 was to be awarded to the first duck to float across the finish line. But there was also a cash prize of $75.00 to be awarded for the lamest duck. The lame duck was the last duck to reach the finish line. Each duck had a number on the bottom of it. At 2:00, all the adopted ducks were dumped in the Salt Lick Creek. Event goers lined the Salt Lick Creek and cheered on their duck as they raced down the creek. The ducks moved swiftly down the creek and at the end of the race duck #201 crossed the finish line first.Duck #201 belonged to Dustin Green. The Lame duck crossing the finish line last was lucky Annie D. Phillips.

The Lions serve where they live and believe in being a “hands-on” organization. Lions began saving people’s eyesight in 1925 and it’s still a priority. The Lions also focus on hearing, working with the deaf, and raising awareness about the dangers of diabetes. The Lions have begun recently to promote raising breast cancer awareness as well. The purpose of the Duck Days Festival is so that the RBS Lions Club can give back to the community of Red Boiling Springs. The members of the RBS Lions Club not only live and work in the community of RBS, but they volunteer countless hours to “Serve” those in need of assistance. A few of the programs they are involved with include gifting surplus garden produce to veterans/widows/hungry friends, donating books to the RBS Elementary and High School Libraries, awarding a scholarship to a graduating senior at RBSHS, awarding an educator/support staff of the year award at RBSHS, donation of school supplies, delivering Bountiful Blessings food boxes during the holidays, hosting a Cub program for youngsters, reading at the local library, and other types of assistance as they see fit. This is in addition to collecting used cell phones to be donated to programs determined by the ILC, making donations to The White Cane & Leader Dog programs, and providing glasses and hearing aids to those who meet the financial guidelines.

The local Lions Clubs work tirelessly to “Serve” in the communities they live and work in. The RBS Lions Club meet the 1st Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at The Armour Hotel in RBS. Their meetings are casual and open to everyone in the community.

The Evans family enjoying the 12th annual Lions Club Duck Days. Takoda (left) and his wife, Candice, and their daughter, Eliza, enjoyed listening to Eliza’s grandma, the ever-so-funny Kim Evans, emcee the annual event with her witty humor.
http://maconcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_6359-1.jpgThe Evans family enjoying the 12th annual Lions Club Duck Days. Takoda (left) and his wife, Candice, and their daughter, Eliza, enjoyed listening to Eliza’s grandma, the ever-so-funny Kim Evans, emcee the annual event with her witty humor.

Local artist and personality Ronnie Mowell performing a song for the 12th annual RBS Lions Club Duck Days crowd.
http://maconcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_6364-1.jpgLocal artist and personality Ronnie Mowell performing a song for the 12th annual RBS Lions Club Duck Days crowd.

Event goers enjoyed a variety of booths including craft booths, game booths, food booths, and dessert booths.
http://maconcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_6371-1.jpgEvent goers enjoyed a variety of booths including craft booths, game booths, food booths, and dessert booths.

The crowd at the 12th annual Lions Club Duck Days enjoys some live entertainment.
http://maconcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_6373-1.jpgThe crowd at the 12th annual Lions Club Duck Days enjoys some live entertainment.

Shriner Club members Mark Roberts and Johnathan McGuffey were on hand fingerprinting kids for their digital id kits. This was the first time for this special booth.
http://maconcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_6378-1.jpgShriner Club members Mark Roberts and Johnathan McGuffey were on hand fingerprinting kids for their digital id kits. This was the first time for this special booth.

Little Abel Hagan smiles as he waits patiently as his grandma Gail Knight gets in her last minute bid at the silent auction during the RBS Lions Club Duck Days silent auction.
http://maconcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_6381-1.jpgLittle Abel Hagan smiles as he waits patiently as his grandma Gail Knight gets in her last minute bid at the silent auction during the RBS Lions Club Duck Days silent auction.

Entertainer Dale Hulsey performed for the crowd earlier in the day. Hulsey is pictured with his manager, Molly Smith.
http://maconcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_6385-1.jpgEntertainer Dale Hulsey performed for the crowd earlier in the day. Hulsey is pictured with his manager, Molly Smith.

There were plenty of activities at the 12th annual Lions Club Duck Days include several inflatables for the kiddos.
http://maconcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_6388-1.jpgThere were plenty of activities at the 12th annual Lions Club Duck Days include several inflatables for the kiddos.

The dumping of the ducks to start the race down the creek!
http://maconcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_6402-1.jpgThe dumping of the ducks to start the race down the creek!

Event goers of the 11th Annual Duck Days Festival line the banks of the Salt Lick Creek to cheer on their adopted duck in hopes their duck will float across the finish line first.
http://maconcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_6413-1.jpgEvent goers of the 11th Annual Duck Days Festival line the banks of the Salt Lick Creek to cheer on their adopted duck in hopes their duck will float across the finish line first.

The lucky duck to cross the finish line in first place!
http://maconcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_6418-1.jpgThe lucky duck to cross the finish line in first place!

Annie D. Phillips was the lame duck! Mr. Phillips was the “lucky” winner of the lame duck. Mr. Phillip’s duck came in last place therefore making his duck the lame duck. Mr. Phillips received a $75.00 cash prize for his lame duck from RBS Lions Club member and event coordinator Glenda Cohen. The first place winner of $150.00, Dustin Green, was not present.
http://maconcountytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_6420-1.jpgAnnie D. Phillips was the lame duck! Mr. Phillips was the “lucky” winner of the lame duck. Mr. Phillip’s duck came in last place therefore making his duck the lame duck. Mr. Phillips received a $75.00 cash prize for his lame duck from RBS Lions Club member and event coordinator Glenda Cohen. The first place winner of $150.00, Dustin Green, was not present.
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