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NJ Prep School To Use Pie Fight To Beat Hunger

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Pies will fly in the name of charity at a New Jersey prep school Thursday.
The Lawrenceville School will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the biggest custard pie fight.
Proceeds will benefit the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. The school has raised nearly $7,000 so far.
The school needs at least 435 people to hurl the chocolate custard pies with graham cracker crusts to beat the record.

The record is based on the number of participants and each must have access to at least two edible pies.
The Lawrenceville School has 815 students from 33 states and 33 countries.
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One Comment

  1. Debra says:

    THe students raised nearly $10,000 for a good cause–how many car washed raise that amount?

  2. Brendan says:

    It seems like a rather oxymoronic lesson to prep school students for them to waste food by hurling pies in order to raise funds for “fighting hunger”. Noble cause yet a poor execution.

    435 participants throwing 2 “edible pies” apiece (the figures cited in the above report required to break a “record”) dictates that at least 870 pies (more like 1000, given breakage, necessity for extra participants, surplus, etc) are needed for this event…all of which will be discarded at the end of the day.

    How about a good, old-fashioned car wash or bake sale to sell these pies to raise money?

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