Cow days at the library: it’s your “moo”ve

Josephine Community Libraries is wrangling up teams and corralling cattle for its sixth annual Cow Scrabble tournament to be held at Grants Pass High School on Saturday, May 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Save the DateCow Scrabble: Participants may register to compete in this a’moo’sing fundraiser as a team for $300 or as an individual for $35 per person for the chance to win several prizes including gift certificates and baskets from local businesses. 

Competing teams sponsored by local businesses have the chance to win the title of “smartest business in town” and the large cow trophy named Josie.

Current Cow Scrabble champion Tina Gotchall from the Powderhorn Café said, “We love this event and we love our library,” adding that anyone interested in winning the cow trophy should, “come prepared for a Scrabble throw down.”

Businesses are still invited to sponsor a team and play in the Scrabble tournament by contacting the library at

Cow Plop Bingo: Taking place Saturday, May 21 at Grants Pass High School from noon “until the cow is pooped,” Cow Plop Bingo consists of a real cow wandering a chalked grid, with the winner determined by where the cow “plops” its first cow pie. Tickets are $20 each or six for $100 for the chance to win this year’s grand prize of a BBQ grill donated by the Grants Pass Sears Hometown Store and organic, grass-fed beef from Red Gate Ranch Farms. Tickets may be purchased online through the library’s website or at one of the four branches of the Josephine Community Libraries in Grants Pass, Williams, Wolf Creek, and Illinois Valley. The winner need not be present to win. All proceeds go directly to the library.

For more information about the Cow Scrabble tournament or Cow Plop Bingo please contact Rebecca Stoltz by calling (541)476-0571 or emailing