Steering toward a lucky squareWhen someone pays $20 for something, they don’t usually hope a cow does its business on it.
By: John Odermann, The Dickinson Press
When someone pays $20 for something, they don’t usually hope a cow does its business on it.
Several hundred people will likely be hoping for just that today in the Trinity High School parking lot as a steer will walk around until it makes a “deposit” in one of more than 950 2-by-2-foot squares.
The bathroom break is the main event in the Dickinson Catholic School’s Cow-a-bunga fundraiser, which will leave the grand prize winner take home $4,000.
“Come and watch it, enjoy it and when the steer does its thing, if it lands on two squares it will go by volume,” said John Wanner, who is helping organize the event.
The event kicks off with a free barbeque at 12:30 p.m. Then at 1 p.m. the steer will be released into a fenced-off area in the parking lot with squares marked off. Names of people who purchased a ticket are placed into a raffle and the squares are assigned as the tickets are drawn, DCS superintendent Sister Dorothy Zeller said.
If the steer comes down with any form of stage fright the winner will be determined by another raffle at 3 p.m. Second and third place winners each win a processed beef half.
The steer, however, which is randomly chosen from a ranch near South Heart, will return home unharmed following the ordeal.
Wanner said tickets, the proceeds of which go to the DCS, are available until the 1 p.m. start time and they can always put more squares on the parking lot.
“It’s an extremely worthy cause,” Wanner said. “Hopefully in the future we can grow it and with the support of the people we can.”