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Teachers pelted with pies for fundraiser

Krystle Wagner • Nov 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM

SPRING LAKE – Students cheered as pie tins covered faces of Spring Lake Intermediate School staff members.

More than 20 staff members received pies in the face as an incentive part of the walk-a-thon fundraiser. More than $34,000 was raised, which will go toward fifth-grade camp and sending sixth-graders to Michigan’s Adventure.

The Parent Club will also put money toward the school’s new playground.

Although they fell short of reaching their $40,000 and 100 percent participation goal, staff members wanted to reward students for their hard work.

Sixth-grader Paige Knollinger placed a pie in Principal Ben Lewakowski’s face. Knollinger said she was happy, and noted that it was an exciting opportunity.

The top three fundraising classes also earned parties. Those three classes alone raised more than $12,000, noted Parent Club President Jennifer Nicles.

More than 150 donated prizes were offered as incentives throughout the fundraiser, and more than 22 corporate sponsors were also involved.

“The support was amazing,” Nicles said.

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