Here’s a novel school fundraising idea: Cow Bingo.
How do you play? You paint a grid on a field and number each square. You sell raffle tickets and offer to split the proceeds with whoever holds the ticket with the winning number.
And how do you pick the number? You ask a local farmer if you can borrow a cowa well-fed cow.
I don’t think I need to explain the somewhat amusing, somewhat childish way that organizers allow the cow to select the number. Point is, there are a lot of unusualeven sillyways that school communities are trying to raise money in these difficult economic times.
Actually, I could write quite a lot about school fundraisers today. I could write about how desperate cash-starved schools are for revenueand the immense pressure out there to run fundraisers.
I could write about burnout among students and parents at the relentless requests for financial assistance. I could write about Grand County, Colo., where parents are trying to raise $500,000 to save two elementary schools that are slated for closure.