Making its debut at this year’s Harvest Festival at the Glengarry Pioneer Museum, the ‘Cow Pie 50/50 PLUS’ raffle was a huge success.

With a numbered grid painted on the grass, a purebred Holstein cow was brought into the corral and within 15 minutes she dropped her cow pie directly onto square #47. The lucky ticket holder, Elodie Leduc, purchased her winning ticket from the St-Isidore branch of Caisse Desjardins – which happened to also be an event sponsor of the popular Harvest Festival.

In addition to the grand prize of close to $1,000, there were four random draws for the $75 ‘PLUS’ winners. The winners were:

  • Ann Rudderham of Alexandria (ticket #19)
  • Therese VanOverbeek of Cornwall (ticket #99)
  • Sheila Joly who purchased online (ticket #186)
  • The Glengarry Highland Lodge (ticket #120)

Incidentally, the Lodge purchased two whole booklets of raffle tickets and pledged to donate any winnings back to the museum if they won – which is just what they did.

In total, $1,275 was given away to the winners of this fun raffle and it’s looking likely that it will come back at next year’s festival as well.

The Glengarry Pioneer Museum would like to thank the volunteers who helped make this happen: Cole and Ben Williams, Lyle Howes, Jack Fraser, Jim Tilker, Michael Cowley-Owen, Bruce MacGillivray and James Joyce. Lastly, a big thank you to Bernie St. Denis and Laurie Bartlett, who brought their beautiful Holstein ‘Jabrea’ to be the star of the show.

Elodie Leduc (left) receiving her big win from Glengarry Pioneer Museum Curator, Jennifer Black at the Caisse Desjardins in St. Isidore, where she purchased the winning ticket. Submitted photo