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

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.