Purple principal provides pupils with pig pucker payoff

It was a purple pig-puckering day at St. Timothy’s School on October 15 when Principal Frank Mazzuca made good on a promise to students.

As part of this month’s Marathon fund-raising activities, Mazzuca challenged students to exceed the goal of $12,000 for the opportunity to see the lifelong Chicago Bears fan dress in a Vikings’ shirt and hat and then plant a kiss on a pig.

Well over $15,000 has been collected to date for the Marathon and Mazzuca took to the stage in front of students and guests on National Hot Lunch Day and planted a kiss on a pig provided by the Zander- Bruns Farm.

In other Marathon news, the top seven fund-raising families earned the following prizes:

1st Place and four Vikings Tickets, Joseph O’Sullivan; 2nd Place and indoor games, Daniel and Dominic Gapinski; 3rd Place and outdoor games, Quentin Bryce; 4th Place and a boombox, Montana, Jasonia, Sawyer and Alec Swanson; 5th Place and a boombox, Andrea, Anthony, Amber and Anna Trelstad; 6th Place and bowling certificates, a hat and jacket, Rebecca, Bernadette, Matthew and Donna Loch; 7th Place and movie certificates, Erik and Andrea Paumen.

In addition, all children who participated in the Marathon were provided with prizes and each classroom will receive a class party with a choice of pizzas, sub sandwiches, floats or sundaes.

The sixth grade class fund-raising total of $2,857 edged the first grade total of $2,481 for top classroom honors that contributed to a Marathon grand total of $15,758.