Posted on August 24, 2011 at 5:33 PM
Wednesday, Aug 24 at 8:37 PM
AUSTIN -- Have you noticed those painted cows popping up around Austin? Another herd is about to make a moo-ve. It is part of a benefit for Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas.
It is "utterly" Austin. A herd of 45 brightly painted, sometimes tiled and occasionally kissed cows have popped up all over the city.
"It's a nice little change of pace,” said James Shook.
"I like the one on Lamar that says ‘I love moo’ and it's got all of the kisses on it,” said Betsey Bird.
A taco cow, a glow in the dark firefly one, and 24 others designed by local artists will soon head out out.
Crews are planning for a busy night of top secret installations starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The cows will all be in place by 7 a.m. on Thursday.
KVUE News had permission to make one reveal. A bovine covered in fiery colors of yellow, orange, red, and black created by KVUE Photographer Doug Naugle
will appear at Guero's Taco Bar on South Congress Avenue.
It is called CowParade Austin. The cattle will be on display until October when each will be auctioned off. The money will go toward the Superhero Kids Fund. It helps families with children suffering from life-threatening illnesses at Dell Children's Medical Center.
"It provides all sorts of non-medical support for those families, transportation, housing, whatever support the families need that is non medical,” said CowParade Vice President Ron Fox.
CowParade is a global mission specializing in helping children's hospitals. Austin is the 78th city to join the effort.
To date the organization has raised more than $40 million for kids.
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