NORMAL — Stars from the popular reality TV series “Duck Dynasty,” will appear at several upcoming events in Central Illinois.
The Normal CornBelters have announced that John Luke and Sadie Robertson will appear Sept. 1 at The Corn Crib, when the CornBelters face the Lake Erie Crushers at 7 p.m. The two will then throw out honorary first pitches and sign autographs on the concourse from 6:15 to 8 p.m. For ticket or other information, call 309-454-2255 or visit www.normalbaseball.com.
Luke is the 17-year-old son of Korie and Willie Robertson. He’s a leader in his church youth group and at school, where he has served as president of his class the past two years, and is on the track and tennis teams. In the summer, he’s busy with mission trips and working at a Christian youth camp.
Sadie Robertson, 15, is the daughter of Willie and Korie Robertson. She plays basketball, throws the javelin (currently sixth in the state) and plays tennis. She also spends her summers on mission trips and at a Christian youth camp.
Another member of the cast, “Mountain Man” Tim Guraedy is in the area in mid-September to raise money for Shriners Hospitals for Children. His first appearance will be Sept. 13 at GCMS High School in Gibson City, where gates open at 5:30 p.m. He’ll also appear the next day at Mountain Man Field Day in Forrest, at the Rooster Heaven Hunt Club, beginning at 10 a.m.
Admission for the Gibson City event is $4 for adults and $3 for children and includes the GCMS Falcons football game that night against the LeRoy Panthers.
The event at Rooster Heaven Hunt Club will include field competitions, raffles, exhibits, lunch and dinner, and an opportunity to meet Guraedy.
For additional details about both events and to register for Rooster Heaven Hunt Club’s Mountain Man Field Day, visit Mountain Man’s recently launched website, www.mountainmansworld.com.
Debuting in March 2012, “Duck Dynasty” has become A&E’s most-watched series in the network’s history. The Aug. 14 fourth season premiere tallied 11.8 million viewers — the largest audience ever for a non-fiction cable series.