Ann Schieck-Solomon and her husband, Kal, of Adrian, Minn., have been donating money to a scholarship in Ann’s daughter Shelby’s name since she died as the result of a car crash in November 2012.
This year they wanted to change things up a bit. So they gave away goats, the Worthington Daily Globe says.
“Since she was such an animal lover, I wanted to, in memory of her, get the goats and share them with you,” she told three Nobles County 4-H’ers, who won the essay contest required to win.
Want to see what winning a goat does for a kid’s (no pun intended) facial expression? Click the link and look at the Daily Globe’s photographs.
The rules were pretty simple: Write an essay and then show the goats later this year at the Nobles County Fair.
“My dad didn’t like it so much,” Claire Hoffman, 11, said of her essay, telling the Daily Globe her mom was supportive and helped her write her essay.
That’s lesson number one from the goat: Don’t run your essays by dad.
“This is good — this makes me happy,” Schieck-Solomon said. “[Shelby would] very much approve of this.”