OSWEGO – The Oswego Lions Club will hold its seventh Annual “Cow Chip Bingo” fundraiser on Sept. 15 at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego.
This fund raising event has had many different formats over the years, and new this year will be a classic car show as well as Lighthouse Lanes’ world famous chicken barbecue.
“I am pleased and proud to announce that this event will finally be the vision our club has had from the beginning, classic cars, live music, a chicken barbecue and, of course, a cow in a field,” said Lion Karen Hammond, chair of the event.
The “Cow Chip Bingo” portion of the event will run from noon to 3 p.m.
“Deeds” are available for $5 each.
The proceeds from the “Cow Chip Bingo” will used to support an annual scholarship in the memory of Harold “H” and Mary Dowd.
“H” was a member of the Fulton Lions Club who was instrumental in keeping the Oswego Lions Club going when it was on the verge of disbanding in 1996.
The “Cow Chip Bingo” will take place on a special field that will be sectioned off into 520 square yard plots.
“Deeds” are being sold for $5 for each square yard plot. Once “Poopsie” the cow is released onto the field, whoever owns the plot that “Poopsie” the cow fertilizes, walks away with $500.
“Deeds” are available for purchase at Cakes Galore and More in Oswego and DeVine Designs by Gail in Fulton.
“Deeds” are also available from any Oswego Lions Club member.
Only 520 “Deeds” will be sold.
The classic car show will be from noon to 4 p.m. the day of the event.
Prizes will be given out for the oldest, sharpest and people’s choice.
Register your car online at [email protected]
Give your make, model and year of car, there is no entry fee to enter your classic car.
The barbecue will run from noon until 5 p.m. (or sold out).
Presale tickets are $8 (must pick up by 3 p.m.) or $10 on the day of the event.
The barbecue includes chicken, baked beans, salt potatoes, and a dinner roll.
There will be chairs and tables set up outside to eat your dinner.
This fun filled day will also feature live music by Lubricators – which is band members John Luber, Ray Furniss and Dave Burritt.
The Lubricators will be playing from 1 to 4 p.m. and sponsored by Fulton Savings Bank.
Lighthouse Lanes will be have cash bar set up outside the day of the event.
So bring you chairs and come enjoy this great fun filled day of 50/50 drawings, classic cars, music, chicken barbecue and Cow Chip Bingo.
“We look forward to another great crowd and another wonderful event that benefit’s the many great causes the Oswego Lions Club supports,” said Lions Club President Steve Juravich.
Oswego Lions Club raises money through various fundraisers and distributes this money in the community.
The primary mission of the Lions Club are sight and hearing related projects.
This includes assisting community residents and school students with eye exams, eyeglasses, and hearing aids.
In addition to sight and hearing, the club donates money to many worthy organizations in the community.
The Oswego Lions Club is also encouraging new members to join the organization, and those interested in more information about joining should contact Bob Bateman, membership chair at 343-9866.
Please contact Lion Karen Hammond at 342-0043 for more information or any questions concerning the event or visit the Oswego Lions Club Facebook page at www.facebook.com/oswegolionsclub