Get your duck calls ready! “Duck Dynasty” cast members will once again be making their way to Warren County for a night of entertainment.
Korie, John Luke and Sadie Robertson from the A&E Network hit TV show will be the featured speakers at Boyd’s annual spring banquet scheduled for Saturday, March 8 at McMinnville Civic Center.
Korie is the wife of Duck Commander CEO Willie Robertson. John Luke and Sadie are two of the couple’s five children.
“We are very excited they are coming back to spend another night with us. We had a great response last year. We hope and expect to sell out again this year,” said Boyd principal Tabetha Sullens. “We are targeting youth and teens this year by bringing the Robertson children. I feel like they have a very positive message to send to the youth of Warren County. Half of the show this year will be question and answer, kind of like an Oprah Winfrey interview style. It will be lots of fun. And, Korie will have her own message, too. We have already sold several tables, but still have some available.”
As Willie’s wife and business partner, Korie helped him grow the company into an ever-expanding enterprise. She serves as the Duck Commander office manager and has to make her presence known in order to keep the workshop from turning into a funhouse. She met Willie in third grade when he asked her to go on a moon-lit hike at summer camp. They got married a year after high school and now have five children: John Luke, Sadie, Will, Bella, and a foster daughter named Rebecca.
The oldest son of Korie and Willie, 17-year-old John Luke strives to be all the Robertson family represents. During his high school years, John Luke has proven himself as a leader in his church youth group and his school. At school, he has served as president of his class the past two years, is on the track team, and plays for the tennis team.
His summers are busy with mission trips and working at a Christian youth camp. John Luke takes after his papaw Phil in many ways, two of which are his love of the outdoors and his love for teaching others about Jesus. John Luke speaks at youth events encouraging young people to live the life God plans for them.
Sadie Robertson, 15, is well known for her dimples and engaging smile, but there is more to Sadie than those two traits. She plays basketball, throws javelin (currently sixth in the state), and plays tennis. Sadie also spends her summers on mission trips and working at a Christian youth camp. Her message to her peers is to let the light shine in all you do.
Teenagers can relate to the younger Robertsons who must endure teen angst on-screen. Episodes have included Sadie learning how to drive and attempting to get her driver’s license and John Luke’s first experiences dating in which grandpa Phil would not let the lovebirds out of his sight. This season John Luke had his wisdom teeth removed and the video showing his reaction to the anesthesia has gone viral.
Boyd’s spring banquet is a fundraiser for the Christian school. Guest speakers have included Johnny Majors, Pat Summitt, Phil Fulmer, Jeff Fisher, Art Linkletter, and Phil Robertson.
Various tickets are available. Tables around the balcony are $2,000 for 10 seats. These tables will include a catered meal, table favors, a meet and greet session, and a photo opportunity with the Robertsons.
Tables on the floor are available for $1,500 and will include a meal and table favors.
General admission seats are available for $25. General admission seats do not include a meal, meet and greet, or photo. Group rates for general admission seats are available.
All tickets are available for purchase by calling the school at 473-9631.