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2021 American Mortgage Duck Race Wrap-Up

September 20, 2021

FCS, Inc. is finished tallying the numbers for the 2021 American Mortgage Duck Race held on August 14, 2021.  This year was a huge success with $1000 given as first prize, and 30 additional prizes awarded.  We floated 3,885 ducks, and the net profit reached just over $46,000!

The prize winners were as follows:

Annette Zasper was the grand prize winner of $1,000 cash.

Delores Wilson of Ohio won the second-place package consisting of a set of four Goodrich tires.

Other package winners were Peggy Miracle, Angela Myers, Scharna Bendes, Chris Pulver, Tom and Lyn Steffen, Jo Nix, Kevin King, Kathy Runyon, Sandy Garcia, Mark Gerber, Catalina Bolinger, Marvin Reinhard, Lisa Eichler, Jody Ault, Gayla Gerber, Rick Tish, Angie Swanson, Lynn Fiechter, Kelly Massman, Nester Carrillo, Matthew James, Rachel Mills, Rhonda Fisher and Cheryl Laley.

A big heartfelt thank you goes out to all who helped make the 2021 American Mortgage Duck Race a successful, fun event for the community.  It takes many helping hands, donations, and monetary support to accomplish this event each year.  We would like to name those, that without their ongoing support and loyalty, this fundraiser would not be possible.  They are:  American Mortgage for being our #1 Sponsor, giving $10,000.  First Bank of Berne and ProFed Credit Union for giving at the $3000 level.  Farmers and Merchants Bank, Four-Star Services, and Les Gerber Insurance for their $2000 sponsorship.  Adamswells Internet Telecom TV, Bollenbacher & Associates, LLC, Psi Iota Xi, Alpha Eta Chapter, and St. Joseph Catholic Church for being our $1000 sponsors.  FCS had a total of 40 Corporate Sponsorships giving $250 or more.  The agency is truly blessed to provide services in such giving communities!

Others that made this event possible include these day-of partners: Bluffton and Ossian Fire Departments, Bluffton Electric Department, Bluffton Street Department, Bluffton Parks Department, Peyton’s Northern Distribution, Nancy Wagner and Michelle Mechling, Matt, Reece, Colin and Megan Schwartz, Steve Higgins, Perry and Taffy Gerber, Kona Ice, WMEE, Life Community Church, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Ernie Suman, Patty Elwell and Wells County DCS.  We also want to give a special thank you to the top-notch FCS Board of Directors as well as our amazing FCS staff.

FCS holds this event each year to sustain the 14 programs we offer that empower families, support youth, and strengthen our communities.


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