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Every week we feature a fun and/or educational activity you can try at home or in the classroom. Tomorrow is the National Day of the Cowboy, and our mission began in the hands of cattlemen! After World War II, more than 7,000 seagoing cowboys and cowgirls helped us deliver livestock to families in need. 

Richard Tobias, Akron, Ohio, cattle attendant and Miss 9000th, who was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Overly, of Bareville, PA. Richard and Miss 9,000th sailed September 6, from New York City with 58 other heifers bound for West Germany. Photo courtesy of Heifer InternationalRichard Tobias, Akron, Ohio, cattle attendant and Miss 9000th, who was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Overly, of Bareville, PA. Richard and Miss 9,000th sailed September 6, from New York City with 58 other heifers bound for West Germany. Photo courtesy of Heifer International

Make a Cowboy Paper Bag Vest 

What you need

  • Paper grocery bag
  • Scissors
  • Markers, crayons and colored pencils

Follow these steps

  1. Cut the paper bag down the middle of one side and across the bottom.
  2. Cut a neck hole on the bottom side of the paper bag.
  3. Cut arm holes on each side. 
  4. Decorate! Color in cow spots, use scissors to make fridge on the edges or draw a star and become sheriff!

More ways to celebrate

  1. Attend a local rodeo
  2. Visit a museum
  3. Stay at a dude ranch
  4. Join a cultural event

Honor a cowboy and help families in need

Author

Chelsey McNiel