Troy Pilot Club holds annual plop
Published 3:00 am Tuesday, November 3, 2015
The Troy Pilot Club held their second annual Patty Plop fundraiser Saturday. One plop resulted in two winners.
Dennis Griffith was the $750 grand prize winner, while Johnny Tillery was the $250 prize winner.
“This is a unique fundraiser that you don’t just see anywhere,” said Angel Tillery Phelps, director of fundraising for the Troy Pilot Club.
Members of the Troy Pilot Club sold squares for a grid for $10 each, with each square being one and a half feet by one and a half feet.
Krissi Pinkard provided a cow, a 1-year-old Brahman named Scarlett, to assist with the fundraising event.
“If the cow deposits on your lucky number, you win the prize,” Phelps said. “The one that bought the square that is the furthest away also wins the prize.”
John Parker and Tammy Powell were present at the event to serve as judges. Phelps said that if the patty landed in two squares, Parker and Powell would have decided the percentage that would be awarded to each square owner.
“It’s very technical,” Phelps laughed.
The grid was painted onto the grass near the Miracle League Playground at the Troy Parks and Recreation Center. The City of Troy painted the grid and provided railing to keep the cow on the grid.
Phelps said that SARHA did the fundraiser for Relay for Life about 10 years ago, and she wanted to revive it.
“There were so many people who were in such awe over such a fundraiser,” Phelps said. “So, I decided to bring it back.”
The Troy Pilot Club sold almost 500 squares, according to Phelps, with all the money going into their projects account.
The Troy Pilot Club participates in many projects including providing a scholarship for a student currently in Pike County Schools who will attend Troy University, sponsoring a residence in a nursing home who is without a family, using a puppet show to teach brain safety to students in all schools in Pike County and many more.
“We are always looking for new members if anyone is interested in joining our club,” Phelps said. “We meet at Collegedale Church of Christ the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. Anyone is welcome to come in and see what we do, join us and help us out.”