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By Tim Leeds 

Pig kissing raises $1,100 in library fundraiser

Four contestants and two librarians kiss Daisy II


July 16, 2014

Eric Seidle

Mayor Tim Solomon kisses Daisy II, a potbelly pig, at the Havre-Hill County Library Tuesday night. The event raised money for the library's kids reading program.

Four lucky local officials had a special romantic occasion Tuesday after votes in a fundraiser were declared a virtual tie and the potbelly pig Daisy II got a kiss from each.

The candidates all put in some last-minute votes of their own, with Havre Mayor Tim Solomon, Hill County Commissioner Mark Peterson, Havre Police Sergeant Jason Barkus and Hill County Sheriff's Deputy James Dahl contributing some cash votes of their own and from organizations.

Hill County Children's Librarian Lori Roberts said the votes were so close that it was a virtual tie.

"So they all get to kiss Daisy the pig tonight," she said.

But first, at the urging of Daisy's owner, "Farmer" Paul Minor, Roberts also gave the famous traveling pig a kiss.

"It kind of feels funny," she said after the smooch.

Library Director Rachel Rawn already had kissed Daisy.

Peterson offered everyone the use of his chapstick before the kiss.

The total votes - which will pay for books in the children's section at the library...

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