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Tastes Like Chicken!

Chicken livers, anyway. So said Annette Bursey about the snails she ate last week at Hollywood Elementary school. Bursey and other school administrators ate snails and dog food while students cheered from cafeteria tables.

About 250 kids spent four weeks selling $1 candy bars for the school's annual fund-raiser. The goal was to raise $12,000 for an outdoor marquee, a new PA system, and library books. When students exceeded the goal by $1,000, teachers had to deliver their end of the bargain: a reality-show-inspired scenario in which Bursey and Principal Carla Franklin promised to eat snails, and building engineer Charles Childress said he would eat a can of Alpo.

A professional chef served up the eclectic menu on fine china with linen napkins.

Whatever happened to celebrating fund-raiser achievements with pizza parties? "We thought the Fear Factor challenge would be a great incentive for the kids. We didn't expect them to sell this many," said Bursey. Oh, but they did. Mmmm-mmm! n -- Janel Davis

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