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Stars of TV's Duck Dynasty coming to Abilene for event

Published On: Dec 17 2013 10:36:10 AM CST
Updated On: Dec 18 2013 11:49:12 AM CST
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ABILENE, Texas -

Stars of the popular A&E TV series “Duck Dynasty” will be in Abilene on Sunday, April 13, at an Abilene Christian University-sponsored event at ACU’s Moody Coliseum.

The ACU news release in its entirety:

The stars of the A&E hit TV series “Duck Dynasty” are coming to Abilene! An event benefitting Global Samaritan Resources and Abilene Christian Schools will be hosted by Abilene Christian University at ACU’s Moody Coliseum on Sunday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Outdoorsman, duck call maker and part-time preacher Silas “Uncle Si” Robertson, possibly the show’s most well-known character, will be joined by new cast members Alan and Lisa Robertson. The couple ministered at the White's Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe, La., for more than 20 years before recently joining family members on the hit series.

The first season of “Duck Dynasty,” a reality television series on A&E that follows the lives and family business of the Robertsons, premiered in March 2012. Now in its fourth season, the show revolves around the operation of Duck Commander, a backwoods shop making duck calls that has become a multimillion-dollar enterprise, and the tight-knit Southern family behind it.

A record of nearly 12 million viewers – the largest audience ever for a non-fiction show on cable TV – recently saw Alan’s debut during the first episode of Season 4 in which he officiated at his parents’ wedding ceremony re-enactment on the 50th anniversary of Phil and Kay Robertson’s marriage.

Alan, who is Phil and Kay’s oldest son, spoke plainly about his Christian faith during a recent interview for CBN News.

“I really feel like God had prepared us for such a moment as this,” Alan said. “America needs some family to say, ‘Hey, we can make mistakes, you know, we can come from nothing – we can have all these things now, but ultimately none of it matters except that we're saved and we're going to be in heaven forever with Christ.’ ”

Tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket prices range from $10-$50 and may be purchased online at acu.edu/duck. The event is underwritten by Aramark, Davis Kinard, First Financial Bank, First Financial Trust & Asset Management Company, Hanner Chevrolet and Lauren Engineers. Additional sponsorships are available.