Monday, September 13, 2010
West Hartford is the home of Cow Parade Holdings, the promoters of similar events around the world.
For those who are unfamiliar, a city or town enlists artists to decorate the cow blanks imaginatively. Corporate sponsors put up funding. The painted cows are installed around town amid parties and fairs and other civic events. They give a city a festive feeling for a couple of months, Afterward, the painted cows are auctioned off, with the proceeds going to charitable organizations.
I do feel like a grinch, but I think I have seen enough painted cows.
(I am traveling and don't return until the weekend. Sorry if I am slow in responding to any comments.)