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Several stars from A & E’s reality hit TV show “Duck Dynasty” are coming to Somerset for good reason.
Reality TV stars Jules Jeptha Robertson, his wife, Jessica, and Phil Robertson’s grandsons, John Luke and Cole Robertson, will appear at a local benefit sponsored by God’s Food Pantry on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Southwestern High School gym, located at 1765 WTLO Road. God’s Food Pantry is hoping to raise $100,000 to help the hungry in Pulaski County.
“We’ve tried all sorts of fundraisers. We knew Duck Dynasty was a hot commodity in our community,” said Jack Keeney, director of God’s Food Pantry. “So, we’re bringing them here.”
Last year, God’s Food Pantry, which has an annual budget of $400,000, helped feed 16,838 hungry people living in poverty.
“Duck Dynasty” is beloved by 4.2 million fans on Facebook and witnessed unexpected popularity this season when 8.6 million viewers tuned into this year’s opener for Season 3. The TV show follows the comical exploits of the Robertson family, who live in Monroe, Louisiana and are known for their long, bushy beards, camouflage get-ups, and down-home, redneck ways. The Robertsons love God, love family, and hate technology.
Phil Robertson, the patriarch, carved out a successful business for his family making duck calls from Louisiana cedar trees. The Duck Commander duck call went on sale in 1972 and it’s been big business for the Robertsons ever since. The family is releasing two new books, “The Duck Commander Devotional,” and a cookbook, “Miss Kay’s Duck Commander Kitchen: Faith, Family & Food — Bringing Our Home to Your Table.”
Jules Jeptha Robertson is the family videographer. He records the family’s hunting trips and edits their DVDs. Jessica, an avid Twitter user, posts commentary about her husband’s adventures in the family kitchen.
God’s Food Pantry expects the star power to attract 2,500 to 3,000 people, Keeney said.
Tickets are on sale now. Hardcore fans will want the $100 ticket. For that price, the ticket holder is invited to a “Meet & Greet,” where he or she can break bread and take photos with the stars. The ticket also grants the best seat in the house on the gym floor.
The $40 ticket grants general admission seating in the lower level bleachers and the floor. The $30 ticket will buy a general admission seat in the upper level bleachers.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.godsfoodpantry.org.
For more information, contact God’s Food Pantry at 606-679-8560 or The Center for Rural Development, which is also selling tickets, at 606-677-6000.
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