Padre and the beast

The students at Duluth’s St. John’s School surpassed their fundraising goal, and now, on Nov. 1, a pastor has to pucker up – to a llama.

It started on Oct. 4, when the children of St. John’s spent the day cleaning up their community as part of a service project and fundraiser. The children were challenged to raise $20,000, their reward was to have one of the pastors kiss a llama.

The students, motivated by this prize, managed to surpass their goal by more than $2,000. And now, the students are inviting the public to watch associate pastor Father Ben Hadrich smooch the South American pack animal on the baseball field at St. John’s at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 1.