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Great Cow Maneuver' slated

TICONDEROGA - The Ticonderoga High School Booster Club will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the "Great Cow Maneuver" on homecoming weekend Sept. 26.

The event is the primary fundraiser to benefit the Ticonderoga High School athletic teams.

Booster club supporters will have the opportunity to win a $1,000 prize based on the location of their 3 x 3-foot deeded plot of land.

This year's honorary adjudicator for the event is Ralph Corbo. Corbo is a community leader and a long time supporter of the Ticonderoga athletic programs; having served in the Ticonderoga community for many years as a teacher, coach and administrator.

Corbo will announce the winner of the $1,000 prize and the four $100 prizes at the afternoon event. Deeds cost $20 and can be purchased by calling 585-6661 ext. 171. There are only 300 deeds sold.

The event will take place homecoming weekend during a chicken barbecue at the Ticonderoga K of C pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 26t, from 4-7 p.m.

Contestants will try to win $1,000 by purchasing an official "deed" (raffle ticket) which assigns them a random plot of land in the grassy area at the pavilion. The contest winner will be chosen by the celebrity cow, which will mark one of the lucky plots of turf and pick the $1,000 winner. The four plots adjoining the winning plot will receive $100 each.

"The past four years of the Cow Maneuver event have been very successful," stated chairwoman Lynne Lenhart. "The booster club has spent over $11,000 on our athletes, based on requests from the Sentinel coaches."

Some examples of purchases for the teams since 2006 include a softball pitching machine, bowling ball bags for the Sentinel bowling team, warm up shirts for the girls basketball team, an indoor pitching mound for the boys baseball team, building materials for football locker room renovation, travel bags for girls softball, a digital clock for cross-country and track, golf bags for the golf team, travel jackets for boys basketball, face guard helmets for girls softball, warm-up suits for boys and girls track, travel bags for football, a new sound system for Sentinel field, a two-man tackle sled for football, and protective awnings for soccer.

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