Priceville Elementary School leaders kiss pig, goat at Walk for Diabetes

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PRICEVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - 'Kiss the pig,' chanted by hundreds of elementary school students sitting on the football field behind Priceville Elementary.

School leaders and parents, all watching, as Principal Tanya McCain puts on red lipstick getting ready to give the students what they've been waiting for.

The show is the kids' reward for more than doubling the school's $1,500 goal for this year's Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation  (JDRF) Walk for Diabetes.

Principal McCain promised the students she'd kiss a pig if the goal was met, and it was time to face the music, or in this case, face the snout.

But she didn't suffer alone, the assistant principal smooched a goat on the cheek as well.

The elementary schoolers raised more than $3,000, and before the walk, the top three fundraisers were recognized.

At Priceville, there are four students and one teacher affected by Type 1 Diabetes, so the school has yearly walks to raise money toward research.

Parents of diabetic children appreciate the school's effort to support the young students.

"I hope and pray one day there will be a cure and these kids won't have to deal with taking shots or wearing a pump or and counting carbs and all that on a daily basis," said Andrea Partridge, whose daughter Katie was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.

The school walk had two laps: the first was for families affected by diabetes and the whole school joined in for the second lap.

While it was all for a good cause, the principal says that when it comes to the kids, she's happy to do whatever it takes.

"I think when they see us wiling to get out of our comfort zone and identify with us as real people who care, any time we get an opportunity to do that, we should capitalize on it."