A deluge of pingpong balls

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  • LISA JAMES/Press Pingpong balls rain down from 40 feet above the ground Monday morning while students watch at Canfield Middle School in Coeur d’Alene. The balls, dropped from a cherry picker by Canfield Principal Nick Lilyquist, were sold for $5 each to raise $4,500 for a PTA fundraiser. The students who sold the balls were invited to watch them drop while eating snowcones. Prizes were awarded for the balls that landed closest and farthest from a hole.

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    LISA JAMES/Press Canfield Middle School Principal Nick Lilyquist, left, does a mic test with Paul Forte, of 40 Equipment Rental, as he gets ready drop 1,000 pingpong balls from 45 feet in the air Monday morning. The balls were sold by students for $5 a piece, to raise a total of $4,500 for the PTA. Only students who sold balls were invited to watch the drop. Prizes were also awarded for the top sellers and the balls that landed closest and farthest from the hole.

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    LISA JAMES/Press Canfield Middle School students watch as Vice Principal Jody Hittenbrand, left, measures the distance of a pingpong ball that landed farthest from a hole. PTA members Meg Westrup, right, and Nancy Hart help. The balls were dropped from a cherry picker positioned 40 feet in the air. It was all part of a fundraiser for the school's PTA. The students who sold the balls for $5 each were invited to eat snowcones and watch the balls fall to the ground. They also "got to get out of class," Hittenbrand said.

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    LISA JAMES/Press Canfield Middle School students Christian Giao, left, sixth grade, and Lauren Harrison, seventh grade, are awarded Dutch Bros. gift certificates Monday morning by Vice Principal Jody Hittenbrand as Principal Nick Lilyquist looms 40 feet above getting ready to drop 1,000 pingpong balls from a cherry picker. The two students were the top sellers for their grade, for their pingpong ball fundraiser which raised $4,500 for the PTA.

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    LISA JAMES/Press Canfield Middle School students watch as Vice Principal Jody Hittenbrand gets ready to measure the pingpong ball farthest from the hole after Principal Nick Lilyquist dropped 1,000 pingpong balls from a 40-foot high crane on Monday morning.

  • LISA JAMES/Press Pingpong balls rain down from 40 feet above the ground Monday morning while students watch at Canfield Middle School in Coeur d’Alene. The balls, dropped from a cherry picker by Canfield Principal Nick Lilyquist, were sold for $5 each to raise $4,500 for a PTA fundraiser. The students who sold the balls were invited to watch them drop while eating snowcones. Prizes were awarded for the balls that landed closest and farthest from a hole.

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    LISA JAMES/Press Canfield Middle School Principal Nick Lilyquist, left, does a mic test with Paul Forte, of 40 Equipment Rental, as he gets ready drop 1,000 pingpong balls from 45 feet in the air Monday morning. The balls were sold by students for $5 a piece, to raise a total of $4,500 for the PTA. Only students who sold balls were invited to watch the drop. Prizes were also awarded for the top sellers and the balls that landed closest and farthest from the hole.

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    LISA JAMES/Press Canfield Middle School students watch as Vice Principal Jody Hittenbrand, left, measures the distance of a pingpong ball that landed farthest from a hole. PTA members Meg Westrup, right, and Nancy Hart help. The balls were dropped from a cherry picker positioned 40 feet in the air. It was all part of a fundraiser for the school's PTA. The students who sold the balls for $5 each were invited to eat snowcones and watch the balls fall to the ground. They also "got to get out of class," Hittenbrand said.

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    LISA JAMES/Press Canfield Middle School students Christian Giao, left, sixth grade, and Lauren Harrison, seventh grade, are awarded Dutch Bros. gift certificates Monday morning by Vice Principal Jody Hittenbrand as Principal Nick Lilyquist looms 40 feet above getting ready to drop 1,000 pingpong balls from a cherry picker. The two students were the top sellers for their grade, for their pingpong ball fundraiser which raised $4,500 for the PTA.

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    LISA JAMES/Press Canfield Middle School students watch as Vice Principal Jody Hittenbrand gets ready to measure the pingpong ball farthest from the hole after Principal Nick Lilyquist dropped 1,000 pingpong balls from a 40-foot high crane on Monday morning.

Pingpong balls rain down from 40 feet above the ground Monday morning while students watch at Canfield Middle School in Coeur d’Alene. The balls, dropped from a cherry picker by Canfield Principal Nick Lilyquist, were sold for $5 each to raise $4,500 for a PTA fundraiser. The students who sold the balls were invited to watch them drop while eating snowcones. Prizes were awarded for the balls that landed closest and farthest from a hole.

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