GIBSON CITY — Reality television star "Mountain Man," one of the regulars on the smash series "Duck Dynasty," will make an appearance at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School on Sept. 13, as the host Falcons take on the LeRoy High School Panthers in football.
The appearance by Tim Guraedy, who is best known as "Mountain Man," is part of his fundraising initiative to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. Attendees at the Sept. 13 varsity football game can get a free autograph from Guraedy. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and admission is $4 for adults and $3 for students. Proceeds from ticket and merchandise sales, plus donations received, will go to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
The following day, Guraedy will make an appearance in Forrest at the Rooster Heaven Hunt Club. The event starts at 10 a.m. and will include field competitions, raffles, exhibits, lunch and dinner, and an opportunity to meet Guraedy.
A limited amount of tickets are available for the day-long event in Forrest. For additional details about both events, visit http://www.mountainmansworld.com.
Debuting in March 2012, "Duck Dynasty" has become A&E's most-watched series in the network's history. It is cable's top reality program this year, and the No. 2 original series overall.
Mountain Man is the slow-talking air-conditioning repairman/radio host of the show who is a neighbor to the Robertsons, the Louisiana family that made a fortune from its best-selling duck calls, and around which the show is based. Guraedy is the only semi-regular cast member who is not a Robertson family member or employee of Duck Commander. He also hosts The Mountain Man Show on Ruston, La.'s Z-107.5 every Tuesday afternoon; fans listen to the radio show, via the Internet, from all across the globe.
"It's quite an honor to be on a TV show that so many people enjoy watching," said Guraedy in a release. "It's also an honor to help raise money for such a worthy cause like the Shriners Hospitals for Children. I'm proud to be a part of these events."
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, research, and teaching programs for medical professionals. For more information about the organization, visit http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.