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Area schools complete fundraiser for annual Shrine game


By Ray Albert

The Raccoon Grade School Sports Boosters recently completed a week-long fundraiser to celebrate the rivalry between the Centralia Orphans and the Salem Wildcats in the annual Shrine Game.

The highlight of the fundraiser was the competition between those students who will attend Centralia High School and those that will attend Salem High School. Centralia Mayor Bryan Kuder and Salem Mayor Nic Farley even got involved in the fundraising effort.

Centralia Mayor Bryan Kuder (standing) posed with Salem Mayor Nic Farley after he got to put a pie in the face of Farley.

The mayor whose students raised the most money got to put a pie in the face of the losing mayor.

In the end, it was Mayor Farley who got the pie in the face at the hand of Mayor Kuder at a pep rally at the school.

The efforts of the Raccoon students and the Centralia and Salem communities resulted in presenting a check to the Shriner’s organization in the amount of $3,124.52. Shriners’ representatives were on hand to accept the check at the pep rally.

Raccoon Grade School Superintendent Misty Johannes presents a check for $3,124.52 to the Shriners following a week-long fundraising campaign at the school and in the Centralia and Salem communities.

Pictured above:  (L to R) are Salem Mayor Nic Farley, Shriner Terry Heern, Johannes, Shriner Louis Fogelman and Centralia Mayor Bryan Kuder.

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