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DECEMBER 10 & 11 2015

Each year hundreds of men, women and children come from a six state area to enjoy this weekend of fun! Whether you just want to come to the dinner, participate in the raffle or register a team and compete for some beautiful new shotguns – there’s something for everyone happening at Duck Classic.

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Proceeds from the Duck Classic benefit the NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation. Formed in 2001 by physicians of NEA Baptist Clinic, the NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation was organized as a way to give back to the community they serve. 

Event Photos

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Duck Classic 2015 Album

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DUCK CLASSIC EVENTS
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Duck Classic is an annual two day event supporting the NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation. The event kicks off with a charity dinner, auctions followed by a duck hunt competition on Friday morning and award ceremony for the winners that afternoon.

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The Duck Classic banquet is a fun family oriented event. You will enjoy a delicious barbecue meal along with raffles, live and silent auctions.

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Don’t miss the Duck Classic live auction sponsored by Crop Production Services! This auction is packed with trips, prints, and lots of unique items. Our professional auctioneer ensures a fast paced fun auction.

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The Grand Classic raffle is a duck hunters dream! This raffle consists of high quality items such as a tricked out duck truck, Polaris UTV, and guns. Limited number of tickets sold. This raffle always sells out. Buy your tickets early!

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Big Shot Spot is our upper end silent auction. Items typically include gun safes, hunting trips, duck blinds – lots of great items!

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Big Shot Spot is our upper end silent auction. Items typically include gun safes, hunting trips, duck blinds – lots of great items!

Echelon Sponsors
$20,000
Under Armour
NEA Baptist Hospital
NEA Baptist Clinic
Jonesboro Radio Group
DNW
Mallard Sponsors
$10,000
Mattress King
East Arkansas Broadcasters
Glen Sain
Avery
Barton Powersports
13th Annual Duck Classic – A Record Breaking Year
What began 13 years ago as an idea, has now grown into the largest and most successful outdoor oriented fundraiser in the region. The 13th annual NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation Duck Classic experienced a record breaking year – raising $540,000, drawing in a crowd of approximately 1600 people from a 10 state area and gaining national recognition from corporate sponsors such as Avery, Drake, and UnderArmour.

This year’s banquet, held December 10th at the NEA District Fairgrounds, featured the traditional live and silent auctions, raffles, and even more chances than ever for attendees to win cash and prizes. On the morning of Friday, December 11th, the pre-registered teams participated in a competitive duck hunt involving strategy and a scoring system. Hunters were paired with landowners/hosts that showcased Jonesboro and Northeast Arkansas as a premier duck hunting destination.

Following the hunt, the teams validated their scores at an official duck scoring and awards event held at sponsor location DNW Outdoors Archery Range.

Feedback from hunters, landowners, and local businessmen included, “Great event, great cause; love that the money stays local, looking forward to next year; and Duck Classic was phenomenal!” One hunter, who has participated in Duck Classic for 13 years, stated that it was the best hunt yet.

Proceeds from Duck Classic support the programs of NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation, all of which are free to the community. NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation has a mission to help change lives through the programs and services it supports in Northeast Arkansas. It accomplishes this through five programs, each of which is free to participants: Medicine Assistance Program, HopeCircle, ShareHope, Center for Healthy Children, and Wellness Works. For more information about NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation, please call (870) 936-8479 or visit neabaptistfoundation.org.

2015 First Place Winner

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First Place – White River Beverage

Landowner – John Stump 
Picture: John Stump, Dennis Noel, DNW, Robert Barnes, Chip Youngblood, Brad Parsons, NEA Baptist
Not pictured: Ryan O’Connor, Buddy Griffin

2015 Second Place Winner

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Second Place – Focus Bank

Landowner – Kendel Atkinson 

Picture: Dennis Noel, DNW, Richard Crawford, Nate Burnett, Jacob Kellett, Kenny Sullivan, Kendel Atkinson, Brad Parsons, NEA Baptist

2015 Third Place Winner

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Third Place – Team South

Landowner – Daniel Griffin
Picture: Dennis Noel, DNW, Mitch Vangilder, Cody Langston, Joey Emmons, Levi Pillow, Daniel Griffin, Brad Parsons, NEA Baptist