Here’s your chance to throw a pie in the Hamilton mayor’s face — for a good cause

Hamilton Mayor Pat Moeller watched in 2011 as city council was taken over by teens from Hamilton and Badin High Schools for mock council and school board meetings in the downtown chambers as part of Civics Day in the city. He’s one of 12 candidates in a charity competition to get pies thrown in their faces. MICHAEL D. CLARK/STAFF
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Hamilton Mayor Pat Moeller watched in 2011 as city council was taken over by teens from Hamilton and Badin High Schools for mock council and school board meetings in the downtown chambers as part of Civics Day in the city. He’s one of 12 candidates in a charity competition to get pies thrown in their faces. MICHAEL D. CLARK/STAFF

Two people are going to get pies thrown in their faces during the Oct. 4 halftime of Stephen T. Badin High School’s football game against Archbishop Alter.

The contest is a fundraiser for Hamilton Living Water Ministry.

Among the dozen candidates for the tosses are Hamilton Mayor Pat Moeller, council members Matt Von Stein and Kathleen Klink, Fire Chief Mark Mercer, as well as Badin Principal Brian Pendergest and former Notre Dame football star Doug Becker.

People get one vote for a dollar.

“The top two vote-getters are going to get a pie smashed in their face,” Von Stein said at Wednesday’s city council meeting. “I believe the pies are going to be purchased from Hyde’s (Restaurant), so they’ll be good pies.”

Von Stein said Living Water does a lot to help children and their families, feeding children before and after school.

Mercer said the charity does a lot of after-school programming that helps students. He is familiar with the Living Water, and agreed to help, he said.

“I will be donating to Matt Von Stein to make sure he is successful,” Mercer said. “I think he’s actually leading right now. We get an occasional email update to say who’s the frontrunner.”

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“I posted out earlier, I’m going to donate $100 to my box, but I’m also going to donate $100 to whoever is in the lead getting close to the end, just to make sure it’s not me,” Mercer said.

Living Water was founded in 199 by United Methodist churches. It works to help the lives of at-risk children, youth and families in Hamilton’s inner city by offering quality academic, community and spiritual enrichment programs that increase self-worth, provide hope for the future and encourage children to reach their highest potential.

Donations can be made through Hamilton Living Water Ministry’s Facebook page.