Judges (l to r) Eddie Boswell, Roy Dyson, George Gatton and Dan Raley observe the finished product

Great Mills, MD — It may be an annual event but attendees never know exactly what to expect. That because it was up to the whims of the cows at the Cow Pie Bingo held Saturday at Flat Iron Farm in Great Mills for the benefit of the Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad.

The Cow Pie Bingo is an event in which an area (in this case the farm’s show arena) is marked off with squares which are then purchased by buying a raffle ticket. At the start time one cow is released into the marked area with three judges assigned to it. If the cow doesn’t do his (or her) thing in 30 minutes then a winner is selected randomly. The cow cooperated this year, as the visual evidence in Ron Bailey’s Photo Gallery clearly shows.

This year’s judges were Dan Raley, Eddie Boswell and George Gatton with the overall judge being Sen. Roy Dyson.

The sponsors for this year’s event were Paul Sullivan of Pax River Realty, Ridge Hardware, Carroll’s Equipment, Sterling Insurance, Lexington Park Ford Lincoln, PJs Auto Body, Mac Tools, the Chris Hill team at Century 21, Southern Maryland Motors and Chesapeake Trophies.

Door prizes were donated by Linda’s Café, Village Liquors, Dyson Lumber Company, Knights of Columbus of Ridge, Chick-fil-A, Woodlawn, International Liquors, Mary Greer/Cookie McElfresh, Marsha Evans of Scentsy, Cookies by Debbie, Hair Cuttery, Auto Zone, Countryside Pet Paradise and Sherwin Williams.

The organizers also send out thanks to the Trading Post staff, Kevin Heard for supplying the electronics, D.L. Adams of Property Management Plus for painting the grid and Tom Cooper, 104.5 Thunder and 96.9 Rockin Oldies in Fredericksburg, VA.

In addition to the Cow Pie Bingo there also was scheduled a classic car show and petting zoo as part of the family day at the farm that were cancelled due to weather. Food and drinks were available and the farm shops were open.

Flat Iron Farm is the location of the annual Bluegrass for Hospice and the spectacular Christmas light display over the holidays.

Photos by Ron Bailey

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