Great Mills, MD –  “Where there’s a will there’s a way” is how the old adage goes. Unfortunately for cows, the will often isn’t there. Such are the vagaries of betters on cow-pie bingo contests such as the one held Saturday, Oct. 10 at Flat Iron Farm in Great Mills for the benefit of the Ridge Volunteer Rescue Squad.

The excited spectators waited patiently for the first cow “Danielle” to appear in hopes of a plop. However, Danielle must have not eaten her daily requirements, as she did not have a “moo’vement. The prize of $3.000 was awarded after drawing from the barrel.

Next in line was “Fireball.”  Within a short time—there it was!!!  The winner received $2,000.

The third cow, “Simba” did her duty in a timely fashion as well with the winner awarded $1,000.

Throughout the event many prize raffles were held. There was a wooden homemade boat donated by Emerick Norris as well as many gifts from various sponsors.

Caitlyn Coon and Sara Fenhagen were dressed in a cow and bull costume and walked throughout the crowd selling “cow cookies.”

The 4-H clubs sponsored cows two and three. Other event sponsors were

• Judy Sterling, Sterling Insurance
• PJs Auto Body
• Boothe’s Heating and Air, LLC
• Lexington Park Ford-Lincoln
• Wyle
• Blair K Wood, DDS
• Raley’s Home Furnishings
• LaRocco’s Hygiene Headquarters
• Taylor Gas

And of course Flat Iron Farm was the event’s huge sponsor.

The judges for this year’s event were Danny Raley, Eddie Boswell and Jack Russell. The overall judge was former congressman Roy Dyson.

This year’s event was another fun-filled family day. The T-shirts that the auxiliary sold said it all——-“SPLATTER MATTERS!”

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