Lions Club helping camp with Cow Patty Bingo

For contestants in the Cow Patty Bingo at next week’s Harvest Festival, it will all come down to a cow’s digestive system.

The Wolfforth Lions Club is selling tickets for Cow Patty Bingo for $5 each to raise money for the Texas Lions Camp, which provides a free camp experience for Texas children who are physically disabled, hearing or vision impaired or diabetic.

Wolfforth Lions Club President Chip Lowe said the club has a goal of selling 676 18-inch numbered squares at one of the ball parks at Patterson Park, where the Harvest Festival will be held Oct. 18.

Whoever “bought” the square where a cow released on the field decides to place a patty will win $1,000. The cow will be released around 1 p.m., Lowe said.

“You put him out there in the pen, and he could wander around. It could happen quickly, or it could take a while, depending on his digestive system,” said Lowe.

Lowe said the possible prize is a good return on the money for a ticket.

“But the main thing is, the proceeds beyond the prize, $1,350 of it go to the Texas Lions Camp,” he said. Proceeds will also be used for local projects in which the Lions are involved. Wolfforth Lions give money to the Wolfforth Senior Citizens Club, Meals on Wheels and for eye exams and glasses for Frenship Independent School District students who cannot afford them.

Lowe said the idea for Cow Patty Bingo came from member Jack Galland, who had seen the same sort of contest at a festival in Denver City.

To purchase a ticket for Cow Patty Bingo, contact Lowe at 893-3724 or any other Wolfforth Lions Club member.

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