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Published: Wednesday, 2/11/2009

Oregon school helps out with a fund-raiser

Fassett Middle School went Hog Wild for Kyle last week. Fassett Middle School went Hog Wild for Kyle last week.
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Fassett Middle School went Hog Wild for Kyle last week. The school on Starr Avenue in Oregon had a fund-raiser for Kyle Cannon, the former Fassett student who suffered a paralyzing neck injury over Thanksgiving weekend while playing hockey for Clay High School. The 14-year-old was hurt when he was sent head-first into the boards in a tournament outside Dayton.

Liz Felaris, a sixth-grade teacher at Fassett who helped organize the fund-raiser, said that more than $1,000 that was raised would help Kyle s family defray medical and rehabilitation expenses.

The week-long effort included a Coins for Kyle collection in which children dropped coins into their teacher s jar. The teachers competed to get the most coins so they could participate in a pie-eating contest. The idea was to find a piece of bubble gum buried in a whipped cream pie without using any hands. There also was a bake sale.

On hat and slipper days, children were allowed to wear these pieces of clothing if they made a donation. Children also were allowed to get out of study hall and buy a mug of cocoa for 50 cents that they could drink in the library as they read. More than 440 mugs of cocoa were sold.

Teacher John Kidd gives a high-five to Angelo Flores, who just made a goal during a hockey shootout. Teacher John Kidd gives a high-five to Angelo Flores, who just made a goal during a hockey shootout.
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Teacher Ruth Boyles has a face full of cream after a pie-eating contest. Teacher Ruth Boyles has a face full of cream after a pie-eating contest.
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