CCS students turn principal into ice cream sundae to celebrate goal

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Students at Charlottesville Catholic School turned their principal into a hot fudge sundae on Friday to celebrate achieving their reading goal.

The children lined up for the opportunity to dump chocolate syrup, whipped cream, chocolate chips, pineapple, caramel, and sprinkles on Principal Michael Riley's head.

"I had one really nice lady who dumped [the toppings] in the grass," Riley said. "Everyone else? They went for it."

The students collectively read more than 160,000 pages in a single week. They also raised $5,000. Half of the money was donated to the Ronald McDonald House, which plans to use the money to buy books for children in the hospital.

"This was just fabulous," said Rita Ralston, the executive director of Ronald McDonald House. "I love the fact that the children earned the money by reading because it's so important. And it's important to us at the Ronald McDonald house."

The remaining $2,500 raised by the students will be given to the CCS Capital Campaign.

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