While the community’s senior citizens played live music, attendees danced, ate and bid on 10 handpainted, fiberglass goats — which were decorated by various artists to raise money for the Robert & Pearl Seymour Center and the Chatham County Council on Aging.
Pat Richardson, director of community relations at Galloway Ridge, said the event attracted more than 250 attendees, mainly from businesses and surrounding communities.
She said communities, sponsors, artists and volunteers spent six months preparing for the event.
Richardson said the minimum bid price for each goat was $750, and the auction raised approximately $15,000.
The fundraiser was inspired by CowParadeNC, which placed 15 cows around UNC in 2012 to benefit the N.C. Children’s Hospital.
Chapel Hill resident Helen Figueroa said she probably would not bid on the goats because they were pricey, but she thought the event was beautiful.
“Really a huge thanks to all the artists that did all these goats, too, because they were in various areas of Chapel Hill for a while and they were at University Mall for a while,” Figueroa said.
“They went to downtown Chapel Hill. Then it came out to Pittsboro. They sort of placed them around for people to see.”