“Duck Dynasty” family to come to Lexington

By Anyssa Roberts | Assistant News Editor

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The Robertsons of “Duck Dynasty,” A&E’s hit show, are coming to Lexington to discuss faith, their family and their business.

Willie, Korie, Miss Kay, Sadie, John Luke and Alan Robertson will all be in attendance at 3 p.m. on Sept. 29 in Rupp Arena for the Frankfort Christian Academy’s “Faith, Family and Ducks: A conversation with the Robertsons.”

The Frankfort Christian Academy brought the family to Lexington to raise money to renovate its school.

Duck Dynasty airs on A&E, and on its fourth season, the show features the shenanigans of the Robertson family: a family, who despite their simple home in the backwoods of Monroe, La., has made a fortune on duck calls and hunting gear, according to the A&E website.

The show shattered TV records by drawing in 11.8 million on the air of its fourth season this August, according to the TV Guide website.

Kim Burgess, principal at Frankfort Christian Academy, said they are looking to add a science lab, put heating and air conditioning in their new gymnasium and complete their new locker room.

“This means a lot to our middle and high school students to expand the engineering, science, math and STEM programs,” she said.

Burgess said the show carries and shares the message that family comes first, which connects with the school.

“They are a great example of how to have fun and be entertaining, and at the same time stay true to your values and share your faith,” she said.

The “camo-clad” family gets over 600 requests for appearance per day, Burgess said.

It took a small group of eager parents who were dedicated to raising this money in a creative way, she said.

“For them to choose us, we feel very blessed,” she said.

All of the proceeds will go to the Frankfort Christian Academy and its efforts to renovate its school.

Tickets are being sold at Ticketmaster and at the Rupp Arena box office. Costs vary by location of seats.