Alliance family claims United Way top prize

A rural Alliance 8th grader's parents Monday officially claimed a new Camaro donated by Team Chevrolet and Target as the top prize in the United Way of Western Nebraska's 16th annual Duck Dash. While Jennifer and Ray Krause were present Monday, their son 13 year old Jacob Krause was the star of the show. It was Jacob's duck that crossed the finish line first Saturday.

Asked about whether he will drive the car when he turns of age, Jacob Krause said he might get to drive it next year if he gets a school permit to drive from his home 30 minutes outside of Alliance to high school. He also said his older brother in college might get an opportunity to use it, but at a cost.

The rural Alliance family has had a tough year. Their house was saved but much of their property was burned by fire earlier this year.

The local United Way sold 20,000 ducks for the first time, and Special Events Chair Jeana Allen believes after expenses they made a record $90,000 for this year's campaign.

Other Duck Dash winners.....

2. 2012 Honda 4WD Atv donated in part by Sandberg Honda .....Anthony Moreno

3. Installation of York furnace donated by Gering Valley One Hour....Gerry Hrasky

4. Cruise vouchers donated by McDonald's of SB, gering, Alliance, and Torrington...Shawn Fisher

5. Samsung 55" LED TV donated by First National Bank..... Sharon Walker

6. Traeger grill donated by Johnson Cashway Lumber.... Wilard and Erma Rush

7. 2 Roundtrip Great Lakes Airline tickets from Scottsbluff to Denver .....Connie Frank

8. Dell laptop computer donated by Intralinks, INC..... Amanda Sabo

9. La-Z Boy recliner donated by Webber's Furniture ....Elaine Huggler

10. Duct Cleaning Dervice package donated by Country Air Services ......Sandy Gutwein

11. Welding set donated by linweld...... Dale Householder

12. One year of car washes donated by Paradise....Arthur Updike

13. Family Photo Session donated by Bella Photography....Jim Hilzer

14. $250 Runza card doated by Runza.... Abe Quintanar

15. $250 gift card donated by the Steel Grill..... Scottsbluff Recycling

16. $250 cash donated by Gary Schneider .... Lance Magnuson

17. Tailgate package doinated by Marky's Meat Market .... John Chavez

18. Senior portrait session donated by Bella Photography .... Scottsbluff Recycling

19. $150 Runza card donated by Runza ..... Joe Nichols

20. Child Photo session donated by Bella Photography .... Mike DeSantiago

21. $100 Runza card...... Jill Wineman

22. 3 month family membership to the YMCA .... Jesse Cruz

23. Camp chairs donated by Murdochs ..... Chris Buhr

24. $100 Gift card from Playhouse Skate and Fun Center .....Melvin Hubbard

25. $75 Runza card......Cindy Morrison

26. $75 Runza card..... Charmaine Sterkel

27. $50 Runza card .... Verdene Parker

28. $30 Gift card from Playhouse Skate and Fun Center.... Katherine Hettinger

29. $10 gift card from Play House Fun and Skate Center.... Susan Uunzicker

30. $10 gift card from Play House Fun and Skate Center.... Shawn Tafoya

Raffle winners.....

Date night..... Christine Duarte

Deadwood package..... Jill Allen

Family package..... Laurie Molle

Home Entertainment package .... Dayna Dondeling

Tailgate package..... Jenn Fraas

Husker package .... Micahla Beyer

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