Watch a Cow Do Its Business, for Charity

By Dave DeLuca

CowPieCornerstone Associates, Inc. will be hosting a fundraiser featuring livestock. Perhaps livestock is the wrong term, but there will be one cow there for sure. In fact, this heifer will be the guest of honor. 

Cow pie bingo is the name of the game. A field will be chalk lined into a grid of numbered squares. One cow will be released on the field to graze and, well, you know. Eventually, hopefully, the heifer will choose a lucky spot on which to do her business. Under the watchful eyes of an impartial judge, Bessie will deposit a cow pie on one or more of the numbered squares. Those numbers will correlate with the numbers on tickets available for purchase. If she poops on your number, you’re a winner!

The first place winner will receive 20% of ticket sales, up to $500. Second prize is a wine tasting at Emerson Vineyards. The third prize winner will get a pie a month from Taylor Street Ovens for a year. Don’t worry, these are the kind of pies that are made with flour and sugar.

There will also be live music, crafts, games for the kids, and a heifer talk Q&A session with 13-year-old Gavin Williams from 4H. He’s the one bringing the cow, so he should know his stuff. Hamburgers and hotdogs will also be sold. 

Tickets are $5 each or 12 for $50, and can be purchased at B&J Bookbinding, Taylor Street Ovens, or by calling 541-752-9724. Festivities will run from 1:30 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, with the cow let loose at 3 p.m. The Cornerstone facility hosting the event is located at 1445 SE Crystal Lake Drive. Learn more at