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Grand Prairie Elementary staff get "pie in the face" in support of cancer research

Students voted on staff members
Grand Prairie Pie in Face contest
Posted at 11:30 AM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 14:17:54-05

ST. LANDRY PARISH — A few teachers and staff members at Grand Prairie Elementary received a "pie in the face" all thanks to a student fundraiser.

Each year, students raise money to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This year they had a "Pie in the Face Contest." Students raised money, casting votes on a lineup of four teachers, one of which would receive a pie in the face at the end of the fundraiser.

Votes came in for four staff members, Peggy Richard receiving 37 votes, Renee Suire receiving 71 votes, Brook Brown receiving 20 votes and Casey Ellis receiving 62 votes.

With the most votes Suire, who is the Interim Prinicpal at Grand Prairie, was pied in the face.

As a special surprise to the staff, one 2nd grade student, Braylen Daigle, gave $140 of his own savings to the contest. For his efforts, he got the chance to pie his favorite staff member, Peggy Richard the school secretary.

Braylon chose Richard because he says, "she never wants to mess up her hair."

The two staff were not the only ones to receive a pie to the face, Ellis, who set up the fundraiser and works as a Learning Center Paraprofessional also got a pie in the face from Mindy Thibodeaux the school's administrative assistant.

Students raised $1067.77 for their drive this year.
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