‘Duck Dynasty’ event a fundraiser for YCI

Fred Pace

February 5, 2014

Six members of the A&E hit television series “Duck Dynasty” are coming to the Charleston Civic Center, Saturday, Feb. 22, as a fundraiser for Youth Christian International (YCI)-West Virginia, a Christian youth ministry, here in the local area.

“Reaching the world for Christ through youth” is the motto of the YCI-WV.

According to CEO President of YCI Dennis Williams, all proceeds will benefit the West Virginia chapter of YCI-WV. He said the organization was founded in North Carolina to return prayer and Bible study to the country’s schools through YCI student clubs.

“We currently have 12 YCI clubs and we are currently in every secondary school in Boone County and our goal is to expand to all the other secondary schools in southern West Virginia in 2014,” said Christie Barnhart, Director of Ministry Development for Southern West Virginia.

Boone County “Teacher of the Year” Chis Bias, who is also a teacher sponsor of the YCI club at Madison Middle School, said that about 250 voluntarily take part in the program to spread the word of God among their peers.

“This club needs to be in every secondary school in West Virginia,” said Bias. “This exciting event can help make that happen.”

Area Chevrolet dealers are sponsoring the event. Tickets are available through the Charleston Civic Center box office and Ticketmaster.

“We encourage everyone to attend this faith-based, motivational event that will ultimately benefit the local youth of southern West Virginia,” Barnhart said.