Students at Dell Rapids Middle School and Dell Rapids High School competed throughout the day by paying $1.00 to have a “dress up” day and to have their name entered into raffle. The middle school had a “Random Costume Day or Pajama Day”, while the high school had an “I Hate Winter” day. Students were able to purchase as many raffle tickets as they wanted all day long.
The winning school’s principal would have to kiss a pig.
“All day long I was wondering is it going to be me? Is it going to be Mr. Ruesink? I don’t know. I know how well the middle school kids raise money. It was nip and tuck there. It was just nip and tuck. So, Mr. Ruesink, you don’t have to,” Kludt announced.
At 3:00 in the afternoon, Ms. Kludt puckered up and laid a big kiss on a pig in front of the middle school and high school students at the assembly which concluded the day-long fundraising event.
The total amount of money raised during the “Kiss the Pig” contest along with the winners of the raffle prizes (Quarrier t-shirt quilt, Revo headphones, and quarry rock hitching post) will be announced during the Dell Rapids Quarrier boys basketball game on Friday, February 19th.
All the money raised will be donated to the MS Society.
The National MS Society’s current campaign is “Together, we can Kiss Goodbye to MS” for Valentine’s Day. #KissGoodbyeToMS
More information about the National MS Society can be found at their website, http://www.nationalmssociety.org/