No way this Rolesville High fundraiser flops
Rolesville High athletic boosters are raising money for sports equipment by raffling off a $500 prize for the site of a cow’s call to nature.
“Cow Patty Bingo is our biggest and most ambitious fundraiser of the school year,” said Ronnie Peoples, a member of the Rolesville Athletic Club board of directors. “Its purpose is to raise monies to help support our student-athletes. One of our main goals is to raise funds to try to purchase a new activity bus.”
The fundraiser will be part of a larger free event held at Rolesville High’s football stadium on Saturday, May 10. The athletic field will be marked off in a grid of 3×3-foot squares representing chances purchased. The holder of the ticket for the square that receives a special bovine visit will win $500.
Tickets are $5 apiece and available from Rolesville student-athletes, members of the Rolesville Athletic Club or at Privette Insurance Agency until May 7. You can also email rolesvilleAC@icloud.com.
“It is our intent to not only raise money, but to also create an atmosphere of fun for all,” Peoples said. “We are going to have live bands, good food, dancers, games, activities, many different vendors, over 50 door prizes, the official unveiling and naming of our new school mascot, inflatables and more.”
The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date is May 17), and Daisy the cow is to be let onto the field at 2 o’clock.
If more than one square is soiled, the one with the largest deposit will be declared the winner. If no cow patty is dropped, the winner will be determined at 4 p.m. by the square occupied with Daisy’s right front hoof at that time.
Bingo tickets will be available at the stadium until 1:45 p.m.
“We are planning to make this an annual event and hope that it grows and gets better with each year,” Peoples said. “It is our hope that as much of the Rolesville community as possible will attend and support this event in our attempt to provide for our athletic department.”
Winding Down a Year of Firsts
Meanwhile, Rolesville students are participating in many activities as the school’s inaugural year comes to a close. The school had its first honor roll breakfast on April 23 and its first career day on April 24. Students also took a field trip to N.C. State University on April 17.
“I am excited about the career day,” Principal Erika Lucas said in anticipation of the event. “This will give our students the opportunity to speak with local business owners and ask questions. Having the opportunity to participate in mock interview will also give students great feedback on the needs of the business world.”
Local State Farm Agent Jeremy Dimmitt had a booth at career day. “I had the privilege of participating both in the career fair and speaking directly to students in their classrooms,” he said.
“Cindy McPherson and her student ambassadors did a wonderful job serving and coordinating the event. It was a great opportunity to talk to the students about their dreams and aspirations. It was encouraging to see their energy and optimism and they seemed to enjoy learning about all the opportunities that are available to them.
“It was a pleasure to spend time with the students and be a part of the first ever Career Day at RHS,” Dimmitt continued. “I would definitely encourage all businesses in Rolesville to participate next year.”
Freshman Wesley Pritzlaff said career day “was a great opportunity to meet different professions and different colleges. It was a great experience and I learned a lot of new information. Everyone was very passionate about their work and did a good job interacting with the students.”