Duck Dynasty star will speak at East Tennessee benefit

11:24 AM, Aug 29, 2013   |    comments
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(WBIR-Bristol) One of the stars of Duck Dynasty is visiting East Tennessee.

Duck Commander CEO Willie Robertson will speak at Viking Hall Civic Center in Bristol on October 19.  The event will begin at 2 p.m. and there will be a private meet and greet after the show for those who purchase VIP tickets.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Family Ministries' planned 10,000-square-foot expansion to provide updated classroom space and counseling facilities for the children that Family Ministries serve.

Greeneville-based Family Ministries began as an orphanage in 1939 and has expanded to provide a full array of social services to meet the needs of at risk children, adolescents, adults and families.

"Next to introducing the children we serve to Christ the next best thing we can do is give them a good solid educational foundation," said Rev. Frank Woods, president/CEO of Free Will Baptist Family Ministries. "This expansion will allow all the children to have individual work stations with computers, one on one space with teachers and a chapel that can be used as a chapel or as a multipurpose area."

Tickets for the benefit will go on sale to the public on Saturday, Sept. 7. General admission tickets will be $40 and $25. A limited number of VIP tickets will be available for $100. To purchase tickets, please contact the Viking Hall Civic Center box office at 423.764.0188 or online at or


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