Valdosta Daily Times

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June 28, 2014

‘Duck Dynasty’ fans crowd store to meet Jase Robertson

VALDOSTA — Up and down the aisles of Sam’s Club, “Duck Dynasty” fans waited in anticipation for Jase Robertson to arrive.

Jase Robertson, one of the main stars of the popular reality TV show, has been traveling to different locations across the U.S. promoting his book, “Good Call: Reflections on Faith, Family, and Fowl.” This book is described as an in-depth look into the man behind the television character.

Amanda Showers was one of the first fans waiting in line. Seven-and-a-half months pregnant, she waited patiently for seven hours with her three children to get Jase’s autograph on her copy of his book.

“Our family loves the show,” says Showers. “It’s a funny show about a close-knit family and it’s family-friendly, so we can all enjoy it.”

Further back in line waited a group from the Live Oak Boys Ranch escorted by their cottage parent, Dan Smith. The boys, ranging in ages from 11 to 16, created a commander theme for a positive peer culture project. The inspiration behind the theme stemmed from the show “Duck Dynasty.” All wearing matching camouflage shirts, the boys expressed extreme excitement in meeting one of their role models.

As his tour bus pulled into the parking lot, fans’ cheers echoed through the store. Employees and police escorted Robertson into the store.

Fans had to have a copy of his book and receipt to prove the purchase for him to sign.

As books were placed upon his personal podium, Robertson signed them then posed for photos with his adoring fans.

Amy Matlaga, Sam’s Club manager, estimated more than 400 people were present at this event. While some fans formed a line as early as 10 a.m., she said it really started to increase at 2 p.m. with the book signing taking place at approximately 5 p.m.

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