Local artists who painted fibreglass cows for Grand Central’s Floral Parade as part of Toowoomba’s Carnival of Flowers are now auctioning them for charity. Grand Central Marketing Director Marieke Bridgeman said the response from the community was wonderful, and that people loved watching the creative process.  However, now that the Grand Central Floral Parade has come to an end, the Carnival Cows are in need of a new home.

Each artist has been asked to choose a local charity or not-for-profit to benefit from a silent auction of the cow they worked on.  Organisations nominated by the artists are Drought Angels, Sunrise Way, Hope Horizons Emerge, RSPCA Toowoomba, and Lifeline Darling Downs and South West Queensland. “Funds raised from the auction will go toward helping these charities do vital work in our region,” Bridgeman said.

The charities and not-for-profits chosen are a variety of different causes, all following the common theme of wanting to help people, including drought relief,  empowering youth, animal welfare, addiction support, and enhancing the quality of life of those affected by cancer. The auction is currently open and will close at 10 am on October 14.

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