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Rotary Cow plop winners


 

There are two things you can’t argue with: Mother Nature and cows.

It wasn’t exactly what they had in mind, but because of trouble with the weather and the cow, the Cedar Springs Rotary Club converted the third annual Cow Plop Raffle, which was held October 26, into a traditional raffle.

According to Rotarian Gabrielle Warner, Rotarians hung out inside and had coffee and donuts with community members, and then drew the winners at noon. The first prize of $1000 went to Joyce Gray of Howard City; second prize of $350 went to Tina Hall of Choice One Bank; and third prize of $150 went to Todd Hanson of Nelson Township!

“Congratulations to our winners and thanks to all raffle participants,” remarked Warner.

Proceeds from this raffle support The Cedar Springs Rotary Club Foundation Scholarships Fund for Scholarships that they award through several programs to students right here in the Cedar Springs Area.

 

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Rotary cow plop returns


 

Do you want to win some money? Do you want to help local students get scholarships for college? Do you want to join us for free coffee and donuts?  If the answer was yes to any of these questions, then you need to find a Cedar Springs Rotarian, because the  3rd Annual Cedar Springs Rotary Cow Plop raffle is coming on October 26!

What is a cow plop fundraiser? The land next to White Creek Lumber will be sectioned off into 2×2 squares and a calf will be released and monitored. There are tickets assigned to each square at noon on October 26, and if the cow plops in the  square where your ticket is placed, you may be a winner. There are three prizes.The first plop square wins $1000, the second $350 and the third $150. The great thing is that you do not even need to be present to win, but we hope you will come and join in the fun anyway!

The event begins at 9 a.m., with the winner announced after the noon drawing. Tickets are only $5 each and can be purchased at Independent Bank, ChoiceOne Bank, White Creek Lumber, Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation, Innovative Solutions Agency, Inc. or from any Cedar Springs Rotarian. For more information you can join the group on Facebook at Cedar Springs Rotary Club.

 

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Rotary Cow Plop Raises $3,500


Reese Rickards and Candy the cow.

By Tom Noreen

 

The Cedar Springs Rotary Club’s May 5th Cow Plop fundraiser raised over $3,500 for its scholarship fund, thanks to the community’s support of the event. Mike McDermed won the $1,000 grand prize. Bob Woodward took home the $350 second prize and Marva Zeldenrust held the winning third place ticket for $150.

Candy, the cow, was “Queen for a Day” as she paraded around her orange snow fence paddock. She serenaded the onlookers with moos and bellows, leading one of our Cow Plop volunteers, Michele Warner to say, “Candy’s all moo and no poo!” As Michele indicated, Candy took her sweet time before making her marks on the field, with the first plop taking an hour to occur. When she did produce, Plop Official and Club President Denise Gates was there to mark the spot.

It was fun to observe families as they watched Candy’s antics. There was no doubt that she enjoyed the attention! After completing her official duties, Candy’s owner Jeff Spicer, brought Candy out to meet her fans. Halter broken, she enjoyed getting her ears scratched!

Since it was Cinco de Mayo, the club invited Two Hot Tamales to vend their delicious, homemade Mexican fare. Their tamales and quesadillas were a big hit! Owners Ruben and Rita Rodriquez donated a portion of their proceeds to Rotary’s Polio Plus campaign. Three generations of their family helped feed the hungry crowd.

Denise Gates gives Candy the cow the rules.

White Creek Lumber hosted the event, and Country Fresh Dairy’s “Ruthie the Cow” greeted people as they drove up. Diana Merritt dressed as a clown and provided two small bounce houses, lawn games and face painting, all of which were big hits with the kids. Later in the evening, the band Madhouse provided an excellent selection of music. Howard Christensen Nature Center’s Lily the Frog and Cindy Perski entertained kids with wildlife items. B-93’s Reese Rickards was emcee for the event.

Check out the photos on the Cedar Springs Rotary Club’s Facebook page and give them a “like” while you are there.

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Rotary cow plop fundraiser


Do you want to win some money? Do you want to support local students get scholarship help for college? Do you want to enjoy family fun and music while staying  local? If the answer was yes to any of these questions, than you need to find a Cedar Springs Rotarian because the Cedar Springs Rotary club is hosting a cow plop fundraiser on May 5!

What is that? The land next to White Creek Lumber will be sectioned off into 2×2 squares, and a calf will be released and monitored. There are tickets assigned to each square at 5 p.m. and, if the cow plops in the  square where your ticket is placed, you may be a winner.

There are three prizes. The first plop square wins $1000, the second $350 and the third $150. The great thing is that you do not even need to be present to win, but we hope you will come and join in the fun anyway. The ticket will also grant you admission into a community concert featuring local musicians in a band called “Madhouse.” They are a local band that will play lots of fun cover songs that will make you want to dance. There will also be ballon animals, face painting, bounce houses, exhibits from Howard Christensen Nature Center and more.

The event begins at 2 p.m., with the winner announced after the 5 p.m. drawing. Tickets are only $5 each and can be purchased at Independent Bank, ChoiceOne Bank, Weingartz, White Creek Lumber, Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation, Gebhardt Insurance, or from any Cedar Springs Rotarian. For more information, you can join the group on Facebook at Cedar Springs Rotary Club.

 

 

 

 

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