Cedar Canyon celebrates Field Days with a haircut and more

Last school year KNEB sports director Rob Barney kissed a pig at Cedar Canyon Grade School after "Jump Rope for Heart" kids raised $700.

Barney said he was willing to kiss a pig again this year, but Cedar Canyon physical education instructor Veronica Barney said the bar needed to be raised.

The students exceeded their goal by $200 last year. This year the goal was last years final total of $700. If meant Rob Barney had his choice of shaving his head or his mustache. He chose the head.

Would the goal be reached this year? Eleven students raised over $1,500 dollars so the hair was going to come off.

In an effort to grow out the hair Barney went an extra six weeks without a haircut before being shaved at Field Days on Monday.

Michelle Reinmuth from The Roots Styling Salon did the honors in front of a cheering student body. They yelled "spike it" as Reinmuth tried to get away with a Mohawk cut.

"Jump Rope for Heart" is a program that many grade schools participate in to encourage children and their loved ones to be active.

The risk of heart disease double in inactive people compared to people who get regular exercise.

The top money raiser was Kaden Carlson with a $417 effort. He received a "Jump Rope for Heart" medal for his achievement. Alex Grifitts raised nearly $300. Madyson Tarr, Bobbie Claflin and Cloey Fries all raised over $100.

Three students jumped in honor of a loved one. They included Austin Rahmig for his great grandpa Chrisman, Alex Griffitts for his cousin Adaira Stoll who died from Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and Bobbie Claflin who jumped for Earl Buskirk.

Along with Cedar Canyon staff and parents, Adopt-A-School partner Nationstar, Cabela's, Culligan, McDonald's, Taco Johns, United Commercial Travelers and Planet Bounce participated.

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