A sticky day at Central

Pennies 1CMYKCentral Elementary School Principal Andrew Wilkins found himself in a sticky situation last Friday, stuck to the wall several feet above the floor of the school gym as students and staff roared with laughter.

It was all part of an effort to raise funds for Pennies for Patients, a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and it was worth it. Students were able to pay $3 for a strip of duct tape to help in the effort, and school staff said that the  overall 2013 project was the most successful ever for the school, with about $2,200 raised as of Friday.

The process of taping Wilkins to the wall took about 45 minutes and required four rolls of duct tape. Here, Wilkins thanks students for their contributions after he was pulled down from the wall. (Times staff photo by Paul Downer)