During last year’s Kiss the Pig, junior teachers Robin Patterson and Cassandra Stilwell kissed a baby pig during halftime of the football game against Winter Park. Both teachers raised over $600, finishing in a tie.
Every year, the Sophomore Class puts on this annual event to raise money for less fortunate families. The money collected will be used to create baskets with all of the Thanksgiving dinner necessities such as a full turkey and baking mixes. The baskets will be available for families with financial struggles and even families who are just unable to get a Thanksgiving dinner. Last year, the school raised $2,343.87 to make the baskets.
“[It’s important] because you get to help out less fortunate families in need right here at Boone, all the money is used for these baskets,” Sophomore Class vice president Eleanor McDonald said.
The teachers that want to participate, receive a piggy bank for their students to bring in money. Every grade level has up to five representatives, but only the top fundraiser from each class can win. The class that raises the most money will receive a cookie party.
Science teacher Lisa Maccarone, Sophomore Class sponsor, is in charge of everything that is associated with Kiss the Pig. Every year a new baby pig from a different farm is used.
“This is a really good charity because it’s close to home. It means a lot more than giving to people that we don’t know,” Maccarone said.
Fundraising for the event begins today and runs through Friday, Oct. 22. The winning teacher will Kiss the Pig during halftime of the Colonial football game that night.