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service 1st 2022 charity duck derby winners announced


(Danville, PA) Service 1st Federal Credit Union held their Annual Charity Duck Derby Saturday, August 6, raising $15,000 for two local charities! 

A large crowd turned out to join Service 1st’s Mascot Crissie and cheer for thousands of rubber duckies as they raced down the Susquehanna River toward the finish line just past the Danville/Riverside Bridge.

“It was a great day for our Annual Charity Duck Derby,” said Dave Shope, Assistant Vice President Business Development, Service 1st and 2022 Service 1st Duck Derby Co-Chairperson. “We were excited to be able to host the duck drop again after experiencing high river levels and the COVID-19 pandemic over the past couple of years. We thank everyone who came out to cheer on the rubber duckies and who sponsored a duck in the big race. The support this event continues to receive is wonderful and provides a fun way to have a positive impact on our community.”

Over 3,515 ducks were part of the Derby; a new record for the event.

Funds raised by this year’s Duck Derby will be combined with those raised during Service 1st’s 28th Annual Charity Golf Tournament being held on Friday, August 26 to benefit The Good Samaritan Mission and ThinkBIG® Pediatric Cancer Fund. 

Leading up to the event, individuals could purchase tickets for either a single duck or a flock of five ducks. Service 1st congratulates the ticket holders whose numbers matched those of the six ducks representing first through fifth place and the duckie that finished last. 

2022 Duck Derby winners include: 1st place (Ticket # 1264) Jackie Hart, $500; 2nd place (Ticket # 725) Gail Haupt, $100; 3rd place (Ticket # 478) Elaine Schlegel, $100; 4th place (Ticket # 1081) Michelle Loff, $100; 5th place (Ticket # 1339) Laura Chocki, $100; and the last place finisher will also receive a special prize (Ticket # 3188) Elissa Concini. A member of the Duck Derby Committee will be reaching out to the winners Monday.

In additional to the race, attendees enjoyed balloons, children’s activities and refreshments including free pizza.

A special thank you to Skyworks, LLC for providing transportation for the Service 1st rubber ducks during the event, everyone who purchased tickets and to our volunteers on the land and in the water making sure every rubber duckie was accounted for. 

For more information about the Service 1st Annual Charity Duck Derby and Golf Tournament, call 800.562.6049 or email

Photo (l-r): Alison Luzenski, Loan Support Specialist; Steve Endress, Chairperson, Service 1st Board of Directors; Brett Johnson, Vice President Lending and Duck Derby Committee Co-Chair; Bill Lavage, President/CEO; Dave Shope, Assistant Vice President Business Development and Duck Derby Committee Co-Chair; Mike Thomas, Chief Financial Officer; Kim Wolfe, HR Generalist; Suzette Sands, Administrative Assistant to the CEO.
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