Thursday, October 9, 2008
Why would anyone be standing around watching a cow, waiting for it to "plop" on a particular piece of ground. The reason is simple - it was the Annual Cow Plop, a fund raising event sponsored by the Merck Sharpe & Dohme Federal Credit Union. They sell deeds for $10 each which are plotted out on a field. A cow is set free, and when the cow plops on a site, the winner receives 20% of the total proceeds (this year over $6,000). The rest of the funds go to Manna on Main Street and another local food cupboard to help with hunger relief. This is just another example of how our creative community finds ways to give back and make a difference in the lives of people in need.