Sunday, August 6, 2023

How a Cow Could Win You $5,000


From our friends at the St. Jane de Chantal Holy Name Society at St. Faustina Kowalska Parish:

The St. Jane de Chantal Holy Name Society of St. Faustina Kowalska Parish is organizing its 18th Annual Cow Pie Drop, which will take place on Sunday, September 10 in the Ward Hall parking lot. 

This event is a raffle whereby the Ward Hall parking lot, located at the corner of 52nd and Austin, is divided into a grid of 700 20-by-20 inch squares, each with a number corresponding to a raffle ticket.

To ensure fairness, a randomizing software is used to create the number order of the grid, so the numbers are not in numerical order or even in the same square every year.

A cow is brought in, plied with hay and water, walked around by its handler, and then let go to do its duty.
A cow prepares to do its duty at the 2022 event.

Spectators line the grid with lawn chairs as they wait for the "pie" to drop. The winner is the individual named on the raffle ticket with the corresponding number of the square on which the "pie” lands. The winner can win up to $5,000 if all 700 raffle tickets are sold and the 8 touching squares - called the "splatter" - can take home up to $350 each. After expenses are paid, the remaining proceeds are donated to the parish to fund repairs and/or improvement projects.

Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased from the Parish Office, 5252 S. Austin, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Parish Office is closed on Wednesdays. In the event all 700 tickets are not sold, prizes will be awarded on a pro-rated basis. Get a mooooooo-ve on and get your raffle ticket today! For more information, please call the Parish Office at (773) 767-2411.

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