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Serious mission, saucy fun at Eagle Valley Land Trust Legacy Festival

The community is invited to the Third Annual Legacy Festival, sponsored by Alpine Bank, on Saturday Aug. 6 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Eagle Town Park. The event celebrates the organizations work to preserve important valley landmarks such as Horn Ranch quarry site, shown above.

EAGLE — The Eagle Valley Land Trust's efforts to build an open lands legacy is serious business, but the organization isn't opposed to employing a bit of irreverence as it works toward that goal.

In that vein, is there anything more irreverent that poop? Specifically, cow and sheep poop.

Today, the Land Trust will host its third-annual Legacy Festival and Cow Patty Bingo at Eagle Town Park — an event that combines the seriousness of land preservation with the silliness of placing bets on where farm animals will do their business.

"It's a super fun event, and it's hilarious," said Corinne Hara, of the Land Trust. "It has a little something for everyone."

Something for everyone

The event is free to attend and open to all ages. Participants will enjoy live music by Lake County Rain and food and beer by Bonfire Brewing. There's a load of family-friendly activities, including a scavenger hunt, conservation expo and mechanical bull riding, along with a huge silent auction. The poop theme carries through activities at the park, with cow patty Frisbee throws (don't worry, the disks are just plastic) and cow patty cornhole toss games set up for everyone.

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The event's central fundraiser starts with a field and a cow and concludes with the smell of success — Cow Patty Bingo. A locally raised beef cow will be escorted onto a marked field, and the bingo winner will be the person who paid for the square where she poops. The winner will received a weekend getaway in Vail and $1,000 cash presented by Gemini Resort. A second poop prize will be awarded in Bah-Bah Bingo, with a local sheep doing the honors. Top prize will be a Brooklyn Bike donated by High Gear Cyclery.

"Commissioner Jill Ryan will be officiating the bingo event, and her ruling is final," Hara said.

A $20 bingo ticket pays for squares in both the Cow Patty and Bah-Bah Bingo events, along with one free ride on the mechanical bull set up at the park. Bingo squares can be purchased at http://www.evlt.org/legacyfestival.

If you Go…

What: Eagle Valley Land Trust Legacy Festival

When: 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6.

Where: Eagle Town Park.

Cost: Admission is free; bingo squares are $20.

More information: To learn more or to purchase a Cow Patty Bingo or Bah-Bah Bingo square, visit www. evlt.org/legacyfestival.

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