PTA holds kiss-a-pig contest & fundraiser
PTA holds kiss-a-pig contest & fundraiser
Posted on 02/17/2016
This is the image for the news article titled PTA holds kiss-a-pig contest & fundraiserMackrille hosted a special visitor Feb. 12: Penny the 90-pound pot-bellied pig.

The PTA sponsored a contest and fundraiser that gave students a chance to choose a group of teachers to kiss Penny. Kids put donations into buckets that corresponded to Mackrille teachers, and those with the most money in their buckets "won."

The winners? Fourth-grade teachers Mrs. Hummel, Mrs. Alves and Mrs. Memmott.

At a brief school-wide assembly Friday, they kissed Penny (on the head) as youngsters cheered and giggled. Students also got to ask Penny's owners (one of whom attended Mackrille as a kid) questions about her eating habits (she can open the fridge with her nose), age (3.5 years old), and exercise (she regularly takes walks around the Mackrille property and even on the West Haven boardwalk at the beach).

The PTA will use proceeds from the fundraiser for student activities and also made a donation to a pig rescue organization.

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