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Prepping for a kiss

Prepping for a kiss Prepping for a kiss

Matt Hamblen, program director – aquatics and facilities at the YMCA of Harrison County, prepares to kiss a pig Thursday afternoon after “winning” a fund-raising campaign. Holding the pig is its owner, Kathy Hensley with 1819 General Store in Elizabeth. Kimberly Spieth, the Y’s CEO/president, said the campaign raised $482.94, which supports the YMCA’s open-doors program so everyone can be a part of building a healthier spirit, mind and body. “Eight boxes with everyone’s name and picture were placed in the Y’s lobby for most of February, and the person’s box who received the most donations had to kiss the pig,” she said. The second-place winner, Michael Shaughnessy, a YMCA board volunteer, was requested to kiss the pig by some of the participants in the aquatics group exercise class he attends. Photo by Jo Ann Spieth-Saylor