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Goat raises more than $1K for task force

Michelle Balleck

A brown goat made its way through Craig on Friday, and many business owners paid to make it go away.

The Citizens Overcoming Meth Abuse fund-raising committee took Brownie the goat to local businesses and requested a $50 donation to remove the animal from the premises.

Committee member Seema Garoutte accompanied Brownie, who was supplied by goat herders Steve Jackman and Bill Coon.

The group started at Freight Damaged Furniture, where manager Dusty White donated $50 and sent the goat onto Sheriff Buddy Grinstead.

Each business Brownie visited selected the next place it would visit to request a donation.

By the end of the day, Brownie had visited 20 businesses and raised $1,030. Only one business turned the group away, promising to send a donation in the mail.

“Everybody’s really wanting to participate,” Garoutte said. “It’s just great to see that people are aware of the problem and want to help get rid of it.”

The goat will hit stores again Dec. 3. For businesses not wishing to play along with the goat game, there is a “no goat list.”

These businesses may still donate to the cause, but do not have to have the goat visit their stores. To be put on the list, call Lisa at 824-8227.

The monies collected from the two days of fund raising will be split between the task force’s 14 committees in their effort to rid the community of its methamphetamine problem.

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