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Great Cow Maneuver' planned

TICONDEROGA - The Ticonderoga High School Booster Club will celebrate the sixth anniversary of the "Great Cow Maneuver" on homecoming weekend, Oct. 9.

It is the club's 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. The club 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 at any home soccer or football game. There are only 300 deeds sold.

The "Great Cow Maneuver" will take place during a chicken barbecue (at an additional cost) at the Ticonderoga Knights of Columbus pavilion starting at 4 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 $100.00 each.

"The past five years of the Cow Maneuver event have been very successful," said Danielle Hughes, booster club president. "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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