A new Pacesetters activity to raise funds for the organization collected $6,100 from people wanting to take their chances with a cow as the deciding factor.
“It was fun,” said Pacesetters development coordinator James Dial. “The weather cooperated and produced a beautiful day for the event.”
Cow-A-Pooh-Looza was held at Putnam County Fairgrounds. The event consisted of sectioning off squares of land inside the arena. Contestants purchased the squares and a cow roamed the area until nature called.
On the day of the event, the field got marked off and the official board was filled in. Then the judges consisting of Putnam County Clerk Wayne Nabors, Charlee Simons from 94.7 The Country Giant, and Freddie Adcock from Lankford Farms waited for the cow to “pick” a winner.
A tense moment occurred when the fun began to resemble a running of the bulls. Dial says the cow initially tried to escape.
“The event almost got renamed Cow-A-Loosa,” said Dial. “Once the cow was released in the arena, she proceeded to escape to the western extremities of the fairgrounds.”
What was drama and fun for the crowd, was a little less so for the handlers.
“They got Loosy back, put her back in the field of play, and she did her dooty on square 476 which belonged to D.D. Tennant,” said Dial. “He won 10 percent of the gross ticket sales.”
The day’s activities also included face painting provided by First National Bank and a corn hole tournament conducted by Tim Smith.
“We look forward to next year’s event and hope to make it bigger and better,” said Dial. “We still have Cow-A-Pooh-Looza T-shirts available for $10 each.”
For more information or to purchase a T-shirt, call Dial at 931-854-7274.