Oswego Lions plan Cow Chip Bingo, car show

The Oswego Lions Club will hold its eighth annual Cow Chip Bingo fundraiser Sept. 14 at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego.

This year the club will once again feature 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, chairperson of the event.

The Cow Chip Bingo portion of the event will run noon to 3 p.m. The  proceeds will 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 field that will be sectioned off into 520 square yard plots. Once “Poopsie” the cow is released onto the field, whoever owns the plot that “Poopsie” the cow fertilizes will walk away with $500.

“Deeds” are available for purchase at Cakes Galore and More in Oswego.  “Deeds” are also available from any Oswego Lions Club member. Only 520 “deeds” will be sold.

The classic car show will be noon to 4 p.m. Prizes will be given for the best paint job, sharpest and people’s choice.

Register online by emailing Karen.Hammond@live.com. Give the make, model and year of car; there is no entry fee.

The chicken barbecue will run from noon until 5 p.m. or sold out. The meal includes chicken, baked beans, salt potatoes and a dinner roll. There will be chairs and tables set up outside for dining.

This day will include live music by Lubricators, with band members John Luber, Ray Furniss and Dave Burritt.  The Lubricators will play from 1 to 4 p.m. Bring a chair.

“We look forward to another great crowd and another wonderful event that benefits the many great causes the Oswego Lions Club supports,” said Lions Club President Mike Henderson.

The Oswego Lions Club also is encouraging new members to join the organization, and those interested in more information about joining should contact Jen Vivlemore, membership chairperson, at 591-7571.

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