Members of STAND then walked the circle with a goat. STAND member Anthony Rayson stated the group was attempting to "transfer the Billy Goat Curse from the Chicago Cubs to Eastern Will County and stick it on this infernal Peotone Airport boondoggle. We're sick of having our families disrupted decade after decade because of this monstrosity."
The goat was christened "Gary" for the event, after the currently operating Gary/Chicago International Airport:
|People opposed to the proposed Third Chicagoland Airport paraded Gary the Goat around a No Airport crop circle in an attempt to transfer the Billy Goat Curse to the Peotone Airport|
Rayson further stated: "We're not willing to to be forced out of our homes and farms for this nightmare political boondoggle. "
Rayson acknowledged that some people might consider the crop circle and goat ceremony unconventional, however, "if people don't understand our logical arguments over the years, maybe they'll understand this nonsense" Rayson stated.
Watch the ceremony: