Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Llamas Take Care of Business at Crafton-Ingram Rotary Event

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Llamas Take Care of Business at Crafton-Ingram Rotary Event

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Standing under a hot summer's sun waiting for a barnyard animal to relieve itself may not seem your typical way to have fun, but the last four years it has become a successful fund-raising event for the Crafton-Ingram Rotary.

As part of the organization's annual Rib Festival, held Saturday at Crafton Park, 200 people paid $20 each to participate in a variation of bovine bingo where llamas, instead of cows, are the featured celebrities of the squares. It's called the Llama Plop, but regardless of the animal used in this game, the end results are always the same.

One hundred 3-foot squares marked with randomly selected numbers are placed on a baseball outfield where two lanky llamas walk about while anxious onlookers urge them to take care of their business. One wears a yellow ribbon and the other a red one to correspond to the hundred tickets of each color sold. Each winner gets to pocket half of the respective pot or $1,000.

Rotary member Dave McDermott, who has a Greensburg friend with a llama farm, came up with the idea. …

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