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'Cow Pie Bingo' Set for Arundel High Fundraiser

Arundel High students will let "Lucy" the cow do its thing on behalf of the senior class.

Take a cow. Feed it. Put it in a pasture. Wait for it to do its business.

That's the new fundraising formula in town.

Parents of Arundel High students have organized a session of Cow Pie Bingo on Dec. 1, featuring the talents of "Lucy," black angus cow at Maryland Sunrise Farm.

Cow Pie Bingo, for the uninformed, allows anyone to "purchase" a square plot of land on the field. If the cow, um, lets loose on your square, you win. 

In this case, squares cost $5 a piece, or $20 for five. The first prize winner gets 10 percent of the proceeds, the second prize winner gets 5 percent and the third prize winner gets 2 percent. The rest of the money goes to the Arundel High class of 2013, and if Lucy does her thing on an unclaimed square, all of the proceeds go to the students.

I first heard about Cow Pie Bingo (or Cow Flop Bingo, depending on the locale) from an old college buddy who grew up in Sticksville, PA. It's a popular fundraising in many rural communities, and is good, clean fun for the entire family.  

The Cow Pie Bingo session will take place Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. There will be cider and hot cocoa, though you do not have to be present to win.

To buy tickets, email cowpiebingo2013@yahoo.com.

Correction: An earlier version of this story misidentified the name of the cow being used in the Cow Pie Bingo. Lucy, a black angus cow, will be the participating cow.

Gail Yeiser November 16, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Organizers of this event please call me ASAP. Owner of Ghosty. 410. 353. 3069. She is private property. I would like to discuss details immediately. G Yeiser.
BadStatistics November 16, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Is this event going to end as a result of the above post? I was going to enter...
Landy Glenn November 16, 2012 at 02:02 PM
Oh My!! So sorry for the confusion!! We were given the wrong name! LUCY a black angus will be the star of Cow-pie Bingo on Dec.1st. All other details are correct and we hope to see you there! Saty warm with hot chocolate and cider! Again we apologize for any misrepresentation.
Tim Lemke November 16, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Thanks, Landy. The information has been corrected in the story.
Brian Cordish November 16, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Sounds like an illegal lottery to me.

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