Second grade teacher Laura Carter puckered up Friday and kissed a potbellied pig to the thunderous applause of more than 500 students - her reward for raising $1,167.60 for the American Cancer Society's upcoming Relay for Life in Plant City.
Lest anyone think she faked it, she hammed it up before the smooch by donning hot pink lipstick - and left a sizeable smudge on the tea-cup potbellied pig's snout.
"It was real slimy," Carter said after kissing the 65-pound porker.
In all, the school and its 85 staff members raised $2,180 with its third annual kiss a pig fundraiser. They raised cash through collection jars and such money-makers as bake sales.
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