Louisville Covers Christmas Album benefits Star Duck Charities and St. Joe’s

This Man Records, run by Timothy Sauer, has brought many from the Louisville music community together to record a really great album of Christmas music.  In keeping with the holiday spirit, Tim chose to donate the proceeds from album sales to Starduck Charities.

We’re thrilled and humbled.  We plan to use the proceeds the same way we use 100% of our donations: working directly with the kids at St. Joseph’s Children’s Home.  This money will help fund our birthday program (in it’s 8th year), our seasonal outings with the children, our holiday on-campus parties, and our commitment to help fill any other material need they require of us.

Pick up a copy of the record at Guestroom Records, Better Days Records East, Matt Anthony’s Record Shop, Block Party, and Revelry.

Here’s the track listing:louisvillechristmas_albumart

1. Christmas Tree- Brenda
2. Winter Wonderland- The Watson Twins
3. Christmas Time Is Here- Wombo
4. White Christmas- Billy Nelson
5. River- Fire the Saddle
6. Jingle Bells- 1200
7. Last Christmas- The Pass
8. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence- Maximon
9. You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch- The Deloreans
10. Run Run Rudolph- Justin Paul Lewis & Anthony Tarullo
11. All I Want For Christmas Is You- Plastic Bubble

Produced by Timothy Sauer. Mastered by Kevin Ratterman.
Cover art by Carrie Neumayer. Art direction by Lacey Guthrie.



Buy a copy, love the music, support St. Joe’s.  Merry Christmas!

2014 St. Joe’s Christmas Party!

For the fourth year in a row Star Duck Charities sponsored the Christmas Party for the children of St. Joe’s. This year plans to be our biggest celebration yet. Please consider making a donation to out PayPal account to help us cover the costs for the party. Thanks and Merry Christmas.

Star Duck at Forecastle

Come by the Nachbar/Eiderdown tent where Star Duck volunteers will be working to raise many to fund the many activities of Star Duck Charities. Many thanks to regular contributors James and Heather Gunnoe, owners of Germantown’s Nachbar and Eiderdown, for letting us join them for the weekend at their tent. Come by and see us!


Lazer Blaze

A relatively new addition to the list of activites hosted by Star Duck, laser tag and mini golf is quickly becoming one of the more popular events for the kids and volunteers alike. Many thanks to the crew at Louisville’s Laser Blaze. For the second year in a row they have been very gracious with their time and facilities.



Every year Star Duck hosts kickball, dodgeball, football and other games with the kids at St. Joe’s. This winter has proven to be particularly cold so for the thrid year in a row Star Duck hosted a day of bowling.


Birthday program

Since our inception, Star Duck has run its birthday program. If you are a child at St. Joseph Children’s Home and you have a birthday you get a party. For seven years Star Duck volunteers take those children with a birthday to Gatiland followed by a shopping spree at Target. Many thanks to those who have donated to this wonderful program.

Santa at the 2013 Christmas party.

2013 Christmas Party

For the third consecutive year Star Duck hosted the St. Joe’s Christmas Party. This year featured a hot chocolate station, cookie decorating, games and, of course, presents from Santa. Each child submitted a wish list in advance of Santa’s visit -played by Star Duck’s own Robert Woodford-so they were able to get what they wanted for Christmas.

Star Duck was very fortunate to receive a grant from Louisville finance firm Cullinan Associates to pay for all the gifts the kids received.

In addition, Star Duck would like to extend a special thank you to regular volunteer and celebrity chef Damaris Phillips. Damaris has been involved with Star Duck the last few years despite her busy scheule with the Food Network. Her wonderful treats at the Christmas Party were a big hit and enjoyed by all.


First Annual Halloween Party

For the first time the St. Joe’s administration asked Star Duck to host its annual Halloween Party for the kids at St. Joe’s. Accepting the challenge, Star Duck converted the Home’s gymnasium kitchen into a lengthy haunted house complete with monsters, black lights, fog and terrifying sounds. We got a great response from the kids all of whom made several trips through the haunted kitchen. Outside the haunted kitchen treats were given out and tunes were played by a professional DJ.

Star Duck would like to express their gratitude to Germantown’s Eiderdown Restaurant who graciously sponsored the party. Star Duck would also like to thank Louisville’s Microsoft Store whose employees volunteered their time.