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Cherry tops $300 'human sundae' fund-raiser at Perrysburg Junior High

BY MATT THOMPSON
BLADE STAFF WRITER
Ally Stegman, 13, left, joins other students and the Perrysburg mascot in covering algebra teacher Glenn McIntyrt, center, in toppings during a pep assembly at Perrysburg Junior High. Ally Stegman, 13, left, joins other students and the Perrysburg mascot in covering algebra teacher Glenn McIntyrt, center, in toppings during a pep assembly at Perrysburg Junior High.
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Math teacher Glenn McIntyre had chocolate sauce, butterscotch, marshmallow creme, peanuts, whipped cream, and a cherry dropped on top of him by several of his students at a Perrysburg Junior High School pep assembly today. 

It was the sweet and syrupy ending to a "coin wars" race as part of fund-raising efforts at the school. Some 15 teachers at the junior high school volunteered to take part and students donated money to see their teacher get covered in all the toppings of a sundae.

The fundraiser raised more than $300 for Cherry Street Mission Ministries. 

"It was very chocolaty," Mr. McIntyre said while he was dripping with sundae sauce and peanuts. "It was a cherry on top too." He noted that he and his wife "have supported Cherry Street Missions in the past, and with our church." 

Teacher Glenn McIntyrt laughs after being doused in toppings by students as part of a $300 fund-raiser for Cherry Street Missions. Teacher Glenn McIntyrt laughs after being doused in toppings by students as part of a $300 fund-raiser for Cherry Street Missions.
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Cherry Street Mission Ministries in Toledo has served the homeless and poor in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year since 1947, according to its Web site.

He said he was happy to help Cherry Street Mission at the gooey expense of being dubbed, even briefly, as a "human sundae." He had to quickly clean up to get back to coaching track after school.

"We had one staff member drop in a $50 check today to ensure Mr. McIntyre was selected," Assistant Principal Robin Laird said. "The kids get rewarded and it is a fun thing. But also we get to help Cherry Street Missions."

Mrs. Laird said it was nice for the students to have a pep assembly and have some fun because last week featured the Ohio Achievement Assessment tests.

Contact Matt Thompson at: mthompson@theblade.com or 419-356-8786 or on Twitter at @mthompson25.



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