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Free Amish Wedding Dinner??

This is from Cleveland.com.  Is it just me ... or does a free Amish wedding dinner in an Amish home seem an odd prize for a "Cow Plop Drop" contest??

"Got the straight poop for you on an event put together by Geauga Tourism Council: the Hometown Hoe-down. The event, 6-11 p.m. Saturday at Middlefield Market, 15848 Nauvoo Road, will feature a barbecue dinner, square-dance demonstration, music, scarecrow auction and prizes such as tickets to see the circus or the Cleveland Browns. (Insert your own joke; we don't shoot clowns in a barrel.)  But the best might just be the Cow Plop Drop. That's where you pay $25 for a square and a cow -- Patti by name, honest! -- wanders until the chips fall where they may.  The winner gets an Amish wedding dinner for 10, in an Amish home. Tickets to the event itself are $30 ($55 per couple). Go to www.TourGeauga.com or call 440-632-1538."

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I really don't want a wedding.  I was curious to see what the custom was for the Amish.  Thank you

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This may seem like something "new" to some of you, but we have had "Cow Patty Bingo" in Michigan for more than 20 years now, and dinners are often one of the prizes given. Another prize is often baked goods from the Amish Bakery in Homer, MI.

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well.........i am aware of some parts of the country have different ways in which to do fairs/festivals.  so, in order to keep the peace amongst all viewers, i am so glad that our country has a grand way of celebrating things in everyone's way.Wink

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I'll say it again ... I absolutely meant no offense to anyone, anywhere.  I wasn't poking fun at the "Cow Plop Drop" event nor at the Amish wedding dinner being offered as a prize.  What struck me as odd -- and therefore a bit humorous -- was the combination of the two, especially since the dinner is a wedding dinner.  If it had just been an Amish dinner at an Amish home, I wouldn't have thought twice about it.  But a wedding dinner?  I realize it's "Amish wedding season" (i.e., post-harvest time), but what if the person who wins is already married?  What if they're single but don't want to get married??  What happens then?  (*joke*)  If I inadvertently stepped on anyone's toes, I apologize.

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why don't we all just grow up and move onWink

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What am I missing?  Why is it in poor taste for a local family to offer a homecooked feast as a prize in a contest?  Would it be in poor taste if Bob's Big Boy offered free hamburgers to the winner.  Or is it the Cow Plop Drop that is offensive?  These are very common in rural communities and local fairs. Sometimes it's a cow sometimes it a chicken.

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Just to clarify, when I said I was "speechless"....I was reading the post late at night and I just found - and still find it - to be a...bizarre...promo, etc...I don't think I necessarily would call it distasteful, it was just "different" and that left me with little else to add...

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I think it was all meant in good clean fun.  However, Cleveland used to be called "the mistake on the lake". (no offense to those from there)

I think the way it was worded is the key here.

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And I certainly didn't mean to be offensive to anyone ... it just struck me as being an odd combination, too.  But this is what a friend in Lancaster County told me: 

"Ah! Cow Pie Bingo! Very popular here. As for getting an Amish dinner for having the lucky drop, yeah, that might not be real appetizing to some, but honestly, people that live around farm animals hardly give it a second thought. If you  could have seen some of the situations I used to work in at the farms, and how we would get hungry and eat a sandwich while we were covered in cow manure, it might not be too appealing, but we always thought of it as a clean sort of dirty as compared to an industrial sort of dirty."

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Been there seen that! Don't think it cost $25 to play the game of where "it will the cow patty land ". But I think, say the lions club ,sponsors the cow. They keep a portion of the money raised and give the winner , who guess where the prize lands on a number they chose the rest. more people that chose that number, the first one name that chose that number gets the money. If no one picks that number where it lands , the lions club keeps all of the money for their chosen fundraiser. Our town has a population  of maybe 1,500 counting everyone on a good day.

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I thinkit is in poor taste that they offer a amish wedding dinner as a prize for that.

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I'm speechless......

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i don't know what they are smoking, but i don't want any part of this one.  this is the most outrageous thing i have ever heard of.  as kevin said....i am speechless

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I thought Obama getting the Nobel Peace Prize was the most outrageous thing you had ever heard of.  I'm with chukubabee...I'm not sure what the big deal is here.  It's not like they are forcing this on the Amish family who's hosting the prize dinner.  Let's stop jumping to conclusions.

 

 

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true ! a prize is a prize! I  get it!