Archive for Sunday, September 16, 2001

Cow statues moo-ving on

September 16, 2001


— Eric Sanderson of Topeka, Kan., was at Crown Center on Friday to say farewell to the famed Fiberglas cows.

He and his family traveled to Kansas City on the last official day of the CowParade public art display, in which more than 200 statues were placed throughout the area since the first week of June.

"We are just glad we made it down here before they moved them," Sanderson said after studying the American Royal cow, which is painted red, white and blue. "We had heard a lot about them."

Sanderson pushed his 8-month-old son, Holden, in a stroller. "He thought they were neat while he was awake," Sanderson said.

The cows at Crown Center and the Country Club Plaza still were in place Friday and will be until the end of the month, CowParade spokeswoman Sheri Johnson said.

CowParade officials have begun removing the cows from spots such as Union Station.

More cows will be rounded up and prepared for auction in the next two weeks, Johnson said.

Sixty cows will be auctioned Oct. 5 at Starlight Theatre. The rest of the cows will be auctioned on the Internet at www

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