Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Amy's Extraordinary Alabama: Small Town Life.

By Amy

While Alabama is home to a few larger metropolitan areas like Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile and a few others most of our state is made up of the small cities and towns.

And as I've mentioned before I live in one of those small cities and over my next few posts here on Alabama Bloggers I'm going to introduce you to my small city and some of the reasons I love it.

Small town life can be quite entertaining if you let it. And while quirkiness abounds in any area it seems to take center stage in smaller cities and towns.

Last summer I was walking into my chiropractor's office checking email on my blackberry when catching a glimpse of something amiss I look up to find a new character I've never met before in our beloved little city.

Meet the "Crazy Cow."


The "Crazy Cow" is a fundraiser by a local church youth group. One morning a business owner will show up to find the crazy cow in front of their business along with a note. The note informs them that in order to have the "Crazy Cow" removed they must pay a certain amount (I think it's around $10.00) to have it moved to the business of their choice. The next morning another business owner is surprised with the oversized decoration.

When I asked my chiropractor about it he eagerly looked forward to having it sent to another chiropractor friend of his in town.

By the time the "Crazy Cow" traveled its way around town everyone enjoyed many great chuckles at the game and the youth group had raised some funds to help their summer programs.

So now I want to know, what are some quirky, small town games and fundraisers that the majority of your town participates in?


Lianne said...

Last night we got Purple Pottied by our church's youth group. They are fundraising for World Vision. For $10, you get the purple splatter painted toilet removed from your front yard. For $15 you get it removed and sent to the home of your choice. For $25 you get insurance that it won't be back to your yard, removal, and the choice of where to send it. It was gross, but funny and effective. The kids were having SO much fun with it!

How funny that this posted today!

Amy said...

Oh that is way too funny Lianne! They do a toilet one around here too, but it has to do with Relay for Life I think. You've given me a good idea for a youth group fundraiser though! :)

Trina said...

What a fun way to raise money for a great cause! Thanks for sharing Amy and Lianne.

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

LOve the cow~

Ann Marie said...

that is hilarious! our youth group did a similar thing with a bunch of yard flamigos...but it was only church-wide

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