Some Duck Dynasty cast members were on hand Sunday night for the Salvation Army of Southwest Florida fundraiser at the Germain Arena in Estero, Fla. According to The Shreveport Times, Willie Robertson and his brother Jase, along with their wives — and Uncle Si — were on hand for “The Call: Faith, Family & Facial Hair.”
At the event, over 3,000 fans were given Duck Commander duck calls and they all used them at the same time, setting off an extremely loud bunch of duck calls at once. Many joined the Robertsons in setting a world record, which was done with ease according to Guinness representative Phil Robertson (completely coincidental), who was at the event.
The Duck Dynasty fans actually set the record because there hadn’t been a previous record to break. They only needed 250 calls to sound at once, but Phil Robertson (of Guinness) recorded 3,028 people blowing duck calls at once — and that’s what was documented. The people in the crowd kept using their duck calls for two whole minutes and then they all “erupted into cheer,” clearly excited to have taken part in something so memorable.
Phil Robertson said:
“It was fantastic! It sounded like a giant swarm of cicadas from the stage!”
Aside from the duck call record, Duck Dynasty cast members also talked about their lives and about their religious foundation. Jase Robertson said the following about his relationship with his wife, Missy:
“We built our relationship on God. We stayed pure before our wedding night. For those of you here who don’t think that’s possible, I’m here to yell you — it’s possible!”
According to Naples News, there were also vendors selling all kinds of Duck Dynasty memorabilia in the corridors, and the money raised was donated to The Salvation Army. All in all, the night was a huge success and was something very special for all of those who were in attendance.
Despite recent controversy surrounding the Robertsons, their fans still support them, and there are plenty of people who just want to be a part of their movement. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the new season of Duck Dynasty will premiere June 11 on A&E. The network is hoping to put up high ratings this season after a dip in numbers at the end of season five.
Will you be tuning in to watch the new season? Has your opinion about the Robertsons changed at all?
[Photo courtesy of Kinfay Moroti/Gannett via The News Star]