Local teachers pucker up for good cause

By WEEK Reporter

March 28, 2013 Updated Mar 28, 2013 at 7:06 PM CDT

DUNLAP, Ill. -- Some lucky teachers got to kiss some real porkers at Dunlap Grade School.

Dan Eckert, and Steve Wright were the lucky winners of the school's Easter Seals Coins for Kids contest on Thursday.

Their prize, kissing the mug of a pig.

Students voted on who they wanted to kiss the pig with their spare change, raising more than $1,100 dollars for Easter Seals.

"I mean being one of the smallest schools in the district, it really goes to show how such a tight family bond we have here. Especially with our students, and to raise over $1,100 for Easter Seals, for the good of children really all over central Illinois, it really speaks volumes," said 4th Grade Dunlap Teacher Dan Eckert.

Technically, Eckert and Wright were the 3rd and 4th place winners, but the 1st and 2nd place winners weren't around to claim their prize.

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