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Lakeville staff gets its just desserts

Lakeville fourth-graders Charlotte Binkley (left) and Jacob Welc (right) coat Principal Kristy Gibson-Marshall in whipped cream and chocolate sauce. (click for larger version)
April 09, 2014 - Whipped cream, chocolate sauce, colorful sprinkles, maraschino cherries . . .

All of these yummy items are commonly used as toppings for ice cream sundaes.

But at Lakeville Elementary School on Friday, they became toppings for Principal Kristy Gibson-Marshall and Physical Education Teacher Brian Luba.

Physical Education Teacher Brian Luba following his sweet makeover. Photos by C.J. Carnacchio. (click for larger version)
As a reward for collecting $7,862 during the annual Jump Rope for Heart fund-raiser, four lucky students – Charlotte Binkley, Jacob Welc, Monet Bidock and Steven Felcyn – were selected at random to transform the pair into sticky, messy human sundaes. Not only did Lakeville students exceed last year's fund-raising total, they set a new school record.

Gibson-Marshall was a real trooper about the whole thing. Luba, on the other hand, tried to wear a rain poncho, but that idea was quickly – and loudly – rejected by the crowd. They at least let him remove his shoes.

Hats off to both Gibson-Marshall and Luba for being such good sports and bravo to the students for breaking their school record.

CJ Carnacchio is editor for The Oxford Leader. He lives in the Village of Oxford with his wife Connie and daughter Larissa. When he's not busy working on the newspaper, he enjoys cigars/pipes, Martinis/Scotch, hunting and fishing.
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