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Jefferson’s not kidding around: It’s raising funds for Goat Island

By Jennifer Eisenbart lifestyles@dailyunion.comMay 15, 2019

JEFFERSON -- The city of Jefferson goats on Goat Island are “goat-ing outside.”

The Jefferson Common Council Finance Committee last week approved providing $1,000 in “seed money” for a fundraiser to benefit Goat Island and the goats keeping its weeds maintained.

“We intend to use derivatives of various local slogans and customs to promote this event, so expect to hear more bad puns like ‘we’re goat-ing outside’ and ‘it’s goatastic!’” said Jefferson Mayor Dale Oppermann, referring to Jefferson’s motto, “We’re Going Outside!”

In the Finance Committee meeting, Oppermann introduced Heidi Pitzner and Rick Wellner -- both members of the “Friends” group -- to speak about the proposed fundraiser. Both say the goats have really become a community asset.

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