Garbage Eating Goat eats cake for 40th birthday

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on June 21, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 24 at 5:32 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Spokane’s iconic and much beloved Garbage Eating Goat was served birthday cake Saturday afternoon by his creator.

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Ninety-three-year-old local artist Sister Paula Mary Turnbull, the creator, fed the goat in front of a crowd that had gathered around it.

The Garbage Eating Goat has been in Riverfront Park for the last 40 years consuming a diet of litter and leaves.

After the birthday cake feeding, the party continued at O’Doherty’s Irish Grille & Pub. A special selection of beer from Iron Goat Brewing Company was being served in his honor at $1 a pint.

Turnbull, a nun of the Holy Names order, has created other well-known works around Spokane, including the Australian Sundial, also in Riverfront Park, and the sculpture of Anna and Alta Brown in Brown's Addition.
 

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