Gary Sylvester gets a pie face wash. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Gary Sylvester gets a pie face wash. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Pies in the face draw big laughs at fundraiser

Chemainus Secondary grads willing participants for a price

It’s a gag as old as time, but it still draws big laughs.

The pie-in-the-face routine has been done countless times in the movies over the years or just for general amusement. It never ceases to generate the desired response.

Chemainus Secondary School grads put their good looks on the line as part of Terry Fox fundraising activities at the school Friday.

Big bucks were paid for the right to smear some pies in the faces of the grads, who were more than good sports while taking it on the chin.

The pies consisted of pudding and whipped cream.

“The feeling of scrubbing caked-on pudding and whipped creams out of my pores is something I will never forget,” remarked grad Gwen Connolly.

“After the pie toss I decided to walk home, in the hot sun, to have a shower. By the time I got to my house the once wet chocolate pudding had soaked into and dried on my shirt, pants and face. The look on my mother’s face when she saw me was hilarious. She was horrified by the mascara stains on my face and my brown neck. Let’s just say I felt amazing after that shower. Pure euphoria.”

“It was a fun fundraiser for the grads to sacrifice their faces to the pies,” added Jace Hamm. “All the money people paid to pie us is going to help a very good cause.”

Sebastian Guzman-Leal went one step further than the others during the good-natured fun to lick the pie plate after getting plastered with the contents.

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Troy James is hardly recognizeable, drowned in an ooey, gooey pie. Many more photos at www.chemainusvalleycourier.ca. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Troy James is hardly recognizeable, drowned in an ooey, gooey pie. Many more photos at www.chemainusvalleycourier.ca. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Here’s what Jerry Edson looks like after being drenched in a pie. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Here’s what Jerry Edson looks like after being drenched in a pie. (Photo by Don Bodger)

International student Sarah Ladot gets to wear a pie plate hat to go with the pie in her face. (Photo by Don Bodger)

International student Sarah Ladot gets to wear a pie plate hat to go with the pie in her face. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Sienna Waller sports a new pie-oriented look. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Sienna Waller sports a new pie-oriented look. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Dexter Thiessen calmly absorbs a pie punishment. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Dexter Thiessen calmly absorbs a pie punishment. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Sisterly love is shown by Rachel Helbot to Amelia Helbot. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Sisterly love is shown by Rachel Helbot to Amelia Helbot. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Sebastian Guzman-Leal takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Sebastian Guzman-Leal takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Riley Rogers has to face up to the fact he’s gotten a pie in the face. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Riley Rogers has to face up to the fact he’s gotten a pie in the face. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Jade Reinsch can’t see clearly now after taking a pie in the face. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Jade Reinsch can’t see clearly now after taking a pie in the face. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Crimson McClelland is left with a colourful face plant. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Crimson McClelland is left with a colourful face plant. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Brian Untalan is left in a mess, needing to be washed down. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Brian Untalan is left in a mess, needing to be washed down. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Pie pressure is applied to Aiden Brown’s face by his loving sister. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Pie pressure is applied to Aiden Brown’s face by his loving sister. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Jace Hamm takes a moment to compose himself after his pie-in-the-face encounter. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Jace Hamm takes a moment to compose himself after his pie-in-the-face encounter. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Ganging up on Lennon Pender from all sides results in plenty of pie to go around his face. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Ganging up on Lennon Pender from all sides results in plenty of pie to go around his face. (Photo by Don Bodger)