Urbana Junior High School staff members got a faceful of whipped cream “pie” Friday in celebration of winning a sock donation challenge against Bellefontaine Middle School.
The junior high students challenged Bellefontaine middle students to bring in the most pairs of socks for “Socktober.” The month-long challenge netted 678 pairs of socks for homeless shelters in Champaign and Logan counties.
Urbana students won by bringing in 417 pairs of socks, Urbana Junior High science teacher and Student Council advisor Stephanie Forson said. Twenty-six teachers treated the winning students by taking the pies – made of whipped cream – at a celebratory Hillclimber assembly Friday.
“Socktober” is a challenge started by Kid President creator Brad Montague four years ago, with a goal of getting students and adults to help the homeless in an easy, fun way, according to the soulpancake.com/socktober website. Last year, more than 10,000 schools, families, businesses and churches took part in Socktober.
Bellefontaine Middle School students accepted their loss gracefully, though challenged Urbana to a rematch with “Cans for Christmas.”
Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.