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By Kristina Pritchett

Several cow statues have popped up all over the city this week, with hopes of drawing attention to a cause.

Dana Yarger, a Dana Point resident and an ambassador to the Elephant Parade, began looking for a new project to bring to the city.

“Since the city had a good support with the elephants, I think the city will engage with the cows,” Yarger said.

After gaining the recommendation from the City’s Arts and Culture Commission, the City Council approved of the statues, bringing Cowabunga Dana Point to the city.

“We’re happy to be hosting this,” said Assistant City Manager Mike Killebrew. “The City Council has been interested in the art in public places for several years.”

The statues will be auctioned off at the end of the summer with proceeds going to Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times. The camp is a program of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California which hosts children diagnosed with cancer and their families.

The locations of the statues are:

Nature Interpretive Center
Town Center entry to Del Prado
Schwack Bar & Grill
Luxe Martini Bar
Laura Seeley Studio
Two Left Forks
Coffee Importers
Dana Wharf Sportfishing
Lucy’s El Patio

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