A cow-rific event

MacLel­lan Riverview Schol­ar­ship Fund gets bovine as­sis­tance for the 17th year

Cape Breton Post - - Classifieds / Cape Breton -

The MacLel­lan fam­ily has put to­gether a com­mu­nity schol­ar­ship fundrais­ing event for Sun­day and once again, the cows will be help­ing out.

This is the 17th con­sec­u­tive year for the an­nual cow flop con­test. It in­volves putting a cow in a field that is bro­ken up into a grid of squares.

Tick­ets are sold and each ticket rep­re­sents a square. When the cow lets go and it lands on your square, you win.

The ap­prox­i­mate value of the prize if all tick­ets are sold is $5,625. The same amount is given to the Riverview schol­ar­ship ac­count.

The event started af­ter J.J. MacLel­lan died in a mo­tor­cy­cle ac­ci­dent, to raise money for the stu­dents that re­ceive the schol­ar­ship. Ev­ery year two de­serv­ing stu­dents from Riverview High School in Cox­heath re­ceive a schol­ar­ship from the pro­ceeds.

The fam­ily is ask­ing for com­mu­nity sup­port to make this an­other suc­cess­ful fundraiser. In the past, busi­nesses, com­mu­nity mem­bers/groups, and or­ga­ni­za­tions have con­trib­uted prizes, food and gift cer­tifi­cates that are given away at the field on the day of the event as ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the many peo­ple that come out to watch and take part in the ac­tiv­i­ties.

Those that con­trib­ute to this event will have their com­pany names dis­played at the field and an­nounced on lo­cal ra­dio sta­tions.

This year the cow flop con­test takes place at McGuire Farm Up­per Prince Street, Sydney.

The farm can be reached by us­ing Green Road or McGuire Road off Grand Lake Road and it’s at the back of the Sydney mail sort­ing sta­tion.

Tick­ets are $5 each. A ticket is not needed to at­tend. There will be a bar­be­cue, events for the chil­dren and entertainment.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to buy tick­ets con­tact Tracy MacLel­lan at 902-539-5876 or tra­cy­maclel­lan30@hot­mail.com or Mike MacLel­lan at 902828-2625 or mikemaclel­lan@hot­mail.com.

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