Union Schools Host 'Kiss the Pig' Fundraiser

By: Rachel Alig Email
By: Rachel Alig Email

As students from Union's high school, middle school, and elementary school cheered, teachers and staff members stepped up to......kiss a pig.

The Kiss the Pig contest was part of a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

That all depended on which teacher or staff member received the most money.

"We had containers placed in the teachers' classrooms that wanted to participate, and the students were able to go and put money into their jars every day," said high school teacher Ginger Burns. "And I counted it and kept up with it. At the end we called the last two up."

The teacher or staff member who received the most money did the kissing of an actual pig. The money, of course, will go to Relay for Life.

The crowds of students were obviously excited over this new event, but teachers say it serves a much bigger purpose.

Take for instance Kim Price. She teaches computer at Union Middle School. Her mother-in-law passed away ten years ago due to cancer.

"I felt that it was a very good cause that our students needed to participate in and see how their small contribution can help the whole community," said Price.

"I think cancer affects everyone no matter what walk of life you're in and there's not a better cause," said Burns. "I just enjoy participating and raising money for others in the future."

From this 'Kiss the Pig' event and cupcake sales, the students of all three Union schools will be able to give a large contribution to Relay for Life. They raised a little more than $1,300.


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