Inaugural cow patty drop set for Saturday
by Jennifer Cohron
May 03, 2012 | 1004 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
More than $2,500 in door prizes and a $1,000 cash reward will be given out this weekend at Cordova High School’s inaugural Cow Patty Drop.

The $10 plots will be sold until Saturday at 2 p.m. when Blu-Ella DeVille makes her appearance at Hudson-Kirby Field.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will include more than 25 arts-and-crafts vendors as well as games, food and entertainment.

Admission is free. All proceeds will benefit the school as a whole instead of a specific program.

Principal Kathy Vintson said some of the money will be used to pay for travel and miscellaneous expenses associated with teacher training for AP classes that will be added to the CHS curriculum next year.

Vintson said Cordova’s first school-wide fundraiser will also help replace outdated computers and projectors, buy other technology supplies and support new mentoring programs.

School officials accepted the responsibility for funding extracurricular activities such as Polish and the fishing team after they realized that some of the students who would benefit the most could not afford to participate otherwise.

“The bottom line is that we’re going to continue to teach these kids and provide these programs and opportunities as much as we can,” Vintson said.