2022 Meadow Muffin Contest (Closed)

Meadow Muffins

The Norwich Lions Club invited people to participate in its annual Meadow Muffins Contest. 500 “deeds” are sold for plots in a grid where, on the day of the contest, one or more cows are introduced to choose a winner with a naturally generated organic deposit on the grid. Each plot was $20 for a 1/500 (or better) chance to win the up to $1,000 First Prize or a 1/499 (or better) chance to win the up to $500 Second Prize! Third prize (498/500 chance) was the satisfaction that you have supported a good cause!

Net proceeds benefit charitable organizations in the Upper Valley, in Vermont and internationally.

The winning plots of the 500 sold were numbers 176 ($1,000 first prize) and 473 ($500 second prize). Nonagenarians Anna and Ray Royce purchased plot number 176, which was sold to them by Donna Wheeler. Ray is the oldest Lion in the club! The second prize winner is a local teenager.

Participants received an email confirmation of their purchase from 32 Auctions with an invoice number. Additionally, many bought plots directly from community members selling them for the club. Deed numbers were assigned in order of purchase by invoice number. Consecutive deed numbers (1-500) are randomly assigned to squares on the field of contest. At some point after purchase, participants received confirmation of their plot number(s) and a fun, decorative “deed” in an email that looks like this:

The contest took place at 3 pm on the 14th day of August, 2022 at the Norwich Marion Cross School playground on the last day of the Norwich Fair.

Watch the video of the 2021 contest, here!