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November 16, 2012

Donkey-ball benefits Bridges Outreach

Kokomo — It was a packed house. Crowds were cheering and yelling. The stench of competition was in the air.

But, before you paint a picture of high school basketball in your head, you are going to need a whole new set of brushes. This game may have involved a basketball, but it also involved donkeys. And that stench of competition? Well, some of the stench was just the fragrance of tomorrow’s fertilizer.

It’s a biennial event that draws crowds out for a good cause — raising money for Bridges Outreach —  and an even better laugh as they watch principals, community leaders and teachers play basketball ... on a donkey.

But, before you get caught up in the ri-donk-culousness of it all. Meet the ladies behind the shovel who put some sass into their scooping: The pooper scoopers.

“They add in some fun doing a job no one else wants to do,” said Casey Cline co-founder of Bridges Outreach, a local organization designed to help students connect with their community and church.

“We volunteered [to scoop poop]. We’ve been living with our husbands for 20 years, so we’re pretty confident about moving B.S. around,” said Della Clouse, Kokomo High School librarian, with a laugh. “But, you can just refer to me as the library goddess [in the story].”

Connie Clark, Kokomo High School secretary, said the gals really put some pride in their poop-scooping duties and prefer to be addressed by their proper name. “We go by The Pooper Scooper Sisters,” she said with shovel in hand.

“You’ll find us on Broadway one day,” Clouse chimed in.

Although The Pooper Scooper Sisters may just be shoveling time until they get their big break, Becky McCoskey, the third fertilizer-loving female of the clan and a teacher at Kokomo High School, said she believes Bridges Outreach just might beat them to the big leagues, or at least she hopes.

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