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Friday, October 15, 2010

Ram Nation

Our local high school's mascot is a Ram.  This weekend during our annual Oktoberfest several of our schools and community groups took on the task of decorating Rams, reminiscent of the cows done for the city of Chicago in 1999.  All the Rams will be displayed around our little town.  Yesterday and today they are all displayed by our local dam so that everyone attending the Oktoberfest  can see them all in one location..  There were forty five in total but here are a few of my favorites.

This one represents the dam where all the Ram's are currently standing guard

This one represents several downtown businesses and landmarks.  On the other side the Ram is sporting a replica of our beautiful football field.

This one was painted by the faculty at the elementary school I attended back in the stone age.  Our school colors are orange and black so that is why Mr. Ram is sporting orange and black spots.

I thought this was a pretty fall Ram.

And now right into early winter.

I love the boots that our local Lions Club painted on their Ram.

This one represents one of the wineries near our little town.

I can't remember what group this represented but it sure is beautiful.
So its Friday and our homecoming game and festivities will begin this afternoon with a parade.  Just about as small town as you can get and I can't imagine living where that isn't true.  I attended our annual Sports Hall of Fame banquet last night where five new inductees were introduced.  Sports are a big thing in our little town and I'm proud to say that Mr. Hubby was inducted into this outstanding group back in 2000.


sheila from life @ #17 said...

I like those...and I'd like the pretty orange and black one for my garden, please (what? I said please)

Paula said...

What a cool thing for your town to do. The artwork on these Rams is amazing!

Rebecca said...

I love those. I especially like the winery one. I like the Fall one too.

SavannahGranny said...

They did a "Ram" good job. Thanks for sharing this amazing art. I hope it was a fundraiser.

Miss Char said...

A Ram good job at the dam and yes it was a fundraiser for our schools.

Rettabug said...

What a hoot!! I love all the wonderful artwork.
Our former town of Venice, FL did something similar with PIGS!!!!! I wish you could have seen the one outside my hairdresser's. Blinged to the Max!! I wasn't blogging back then & didn't even think to take a picture. :(