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Pine River-Backus Elementary students pie their teachers

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In celebration of I Love to Read month, students at Pine River-Backus Elementary School earned the chance to throw pie in their teachers’ faces by reading books.

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Eight teachers volunteered to receive the pie treatment with the condition that PR-B Elementary students had to read 1,000 books before the February ROAR rally. This “Pie Fest” was a tradition that Rick Aulie brought to Pine River from his time as the principal in Fosston.

However, student’s didn’t read 1,000 books. They read 1,458 books. Some students also earned pledges for the books they read. Not only did eight teachers get a face full of whipped cream, the Pine River Area Food Shelf received $933.80 from the victorious book worms.

School board member and Pine River Family Center Executive Director Leslie Bouchonville represented the food shelf in accepting the donation from the PR-B elementary student council.

Travis Grimler can be reached at travis.grimler@pineandlakes.com. Follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @PEJ_Travis.

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