Taking a ‘pie’ for a cause

Sixty-one cans of whipped cream stood at the ready and the plates were prepared, but it was no waiting for dessert.

Teachers Shari Clark (left) and Sara Kostecka team up in a double sneak attack on Cedar Creek Principal Darin Hahn.
Teachers Shari Clark (left) and Sara Kostecka team up in a double sneak attack on Cedar Creek Principal Darin Hahn.

Instead, there were 300 paper plates filled with whip cream intended for the faces of the Cedar Creek Community School student council and Principal Darin Hahn during the school’s annual Pie in the Eye event Dec. 21.

The third-, fourth- and fifth-graders had an opportunity to purchase 25-cent raffle tickets for a chance to throw a cream pie, said organizer and teacher Carol Krupke.

The event raised $500 that helped make Christmas better for local families in need, she said.

Each student council member donated two cans of whipped cream to the event so all of the money raised by the students went to helping the families, Krupke said.

Tony Lucesse get a pie to his face from his teacher Marie Hanson. Rachel Kopet splatters Cedar Creek Student Council member Bella DiMuzio with a plate of whipped cream. Cedar Creek Student Council member Bella DiMuzio gets whipped cream smeared in her hair. After years of participating in the Pie in the Eye event, Principal Darin Hahn comes prepared with goggles and cotton balls for his nose and ears.  As whipped cream drips down Savannah Larson’s chin, fellow student council member Madison Rothbauer laughs as more of their fellow students descend on other student council members. 
Cedar Creek Principal Darin Hahn gets his first pie in the eye from Caleb Young. It would not be the last. John Stewart plants a plate of whip cream in his daughter Jocelynn’s face. Cedar Creek Community School student Ryan Bell makes his way to his intended target during the school’s annual Pie in the Eye event Dec. 21. The event raised money to help local families in need. Photos by Tammy Sakry
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Cedar Creek Community School student Ryan Bell makes his way to his intended target during the school’s annual Pie in the Eye event Dec. 21. The event raised money to help local families in need. Photos by Tammy Sakry

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