The Richmond Register

October 11, 2013

To celebrate 'all things duct tape'

Daniel Boone students browse the ‘Duck Bus’

By Crystal Wylie
Register News Writer

RICHMOND — Jess Bauer and Christina Grozik have been traveling around on the Duck Tape “Rolls Across America” interactive tour bus for the past five months to celebrate “all-things duct tape.”

On Thursday, the “Duck Bus” rolled onto Daniel Boone Elementary’s parking lot where students learned how duct tape is made, as well as how to make their own duct tape bracelets with a variety of colors and prints.

Students also learned about the company’s 70-year history while browsing the attractions inside the bus.

The bright green, 31-foot “Duck Bus” features an interactive area that includes several iPad stations where guests can watch tutorials on how to make Duck Tape products as well as other fun “Ducktivities.”

The Fan Photo Wall is a floor-to-ceiling picture collage of Duck Tape craft projects shared by Facebook fans.

The opposite wall features a 70 Years of Duct Tape timeline showcasing the brand’s history.

Two mannequins are adorned with Duck Tape formalwear displayed in honor of the annual Stuck at Prom scholarship contest.

On one shelf, students could check out everyday items made more colorful with some of Duck Tape’s 200 colors and prints, such as a pair of rain boots, necklaces, or pillows.

Bauer said she and Grozik started out visiting only retail stores. However, parents and educators began to approach them about bringing the bus by their schools, she said.

For the past few months, the pair has visited seven schools in Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Ohio, where the company is based.

The attraction will travel to St. Louis next, Bauer said.