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Posted April 30, 2013

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7-Bar Students Raise $5,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Principal submits to a ‘sliming’ to acknowledge fundraising efforts.

7-Bar principal Nancy Lacher got "slimed" by her students, but for a good cause.

For the right cause, a principal usually doesn’t mind being a good sport.

When 7-Bar Elementary students recently raised $5,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the school’s principal Nancy Lacher didn’t hesitate to let the slime flow freely. She had told students if they could beat last year’s mark of $4,000 raised, she would allow herself to be “slimed.”

Students rose to the challenge by filling buckets in their classrooms with change. On April 26, buckets were filled with a flour and water-based green glop whipped up by the school’s PE teachers. For added effect, they built a giant nose for the concoction to flow through. Lacher sat underneath and waved and bowed while being drenched. Students also cheered as a teacher was pulled from the audience to receive a soaking of his own.

This is the third year 7-Bar has raised money for Make-A-Wish, and students and staff have raised $12,600 in that time. This year’s funding will go to make the dream of a specific child come true. That child is not a 7-Bar student.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

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