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McLaughlin School raises most money in South Dakota for Pennies for Patients

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After numerous pies thrown in to teachers' faces and a first grade teacher duck-taped to a wall, McLaughlin Elementary is excited to announce it raised the most money in the state for Pennies for Patients.

This marks the 5th year in row that McLaughlin Elementary raised the most money in the state. This year the school raised $4,327.09. Two classes raised more than $1,000 combined.

The fundraiser encouraged students to scrounge up their change for a chance to pie a faculty member in the face or duct tape one teacher to the wall. Students said they found their money in all sorts of places including: the laundry room, piggy bank, family members, good behavior, magical hat, under the couch and in the cushions, in the alley, on the playground, in the car, park, dresser and even the tooth fairy.

For just $1 students could either throw a pie or they received one foot of duct tape to tape 1st grade teacher Mr. Ford.

Also, because the school exceeded its goal the principal took part in a mystery kiss. She had to choose from a few boxes in which the mystery was either a puppy, a pig and even her husband. With the blindfold on, the principal ended up choosing her husband.

The two winning classes received sundaes for raising the most money, and they were given the option to either eat the sundae or dump it on their teachers' heads.

All 40 kids in the two classes decided to dump their ice cream on their respective teachers' heads.

Since 1994, Pennies for Patients has raised millions of dollars in pennies and other spare change by more than 10 million elementary, middle and high school students throughout the country. The funds, collected during a three-week period, benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


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