“Your kiss is on my list”: CCHS principal kisses pig to raise money

PUCKER UP-Clay County High School Principal Melissa White lays a smooch on “9 of 13,” a pig owned by local restaurant owner Ollie Page.  White was awarded a medal for her fundraising efforts by Moonshine Daze officials. (photos courtesy Jan Carrol and Susan Bailey)

PUCKER UP-Clay County High School Principal Melissa White lays a smooch on “9 of 13,” a pig owned by local restaurant owner Ollie Page. White was awarded a medal for her fundraising efforts by Moonshine Daze officials. (photos courtesy Jan Carrol and Susan Bailey)

Submitted by JAN CARROL, Chamber of Commerce

CELINA-Clay County High School Principal Melissa White had “Kiss a Pig” on her to-do list here Saturday, May 18.

The Moonshine Daze Kiss a Pig contest was sponsored by the Cumberland River Hospital and generated money to help support the festival, and of the eight competitors, White received the greatest support and won this “once-in-a-lifetime-experience.”

According to White, kissing a pig was not “one of the best things in life” as Hall & Oats suggested in their soft-rock oldie. However, she admitted that she found the experience to be unique, even though she explained “Once was more than enough.”

Oscar Page, owner of Ollie’s Place Restaurant, supplied the kissable piglet and he called his pig “9 of 13” due to her birth order.

“You don’t really want to get too personable with a possible future entrée,” offered Page.

White’s task didn’t go unnoticed as Susan Bailey, Three-Star Director of Special Projects and Moonshine Daze co-planner, awarded the principal a Moonshine Daze Medallion in honor of her community support, her sportsmanship, and sense of humor.