Campbellsville Elementary School students and staff members are raising money for a local family.
Talon Perkins, the 1-year-old son of Kyle and Beth Perkins, was born with a congenital heart disease and pulmonary vein stenosis.
Allison Cox, who is an exceptional child educator at CES, is an aunt to Talon.
Since the day he was born, Talon has required continuous care and experienced numerous hospital stays, surgeries, medical procedures and doctor’s visits.
Through the month of November, CES students and staff members will sell purple hearts in Talon’s honor. The cost is $1 each, and all money will be donated to Talon and his family.
The hearts will be hung on the entry wall at CES.
On Friday, Dec. 1, the money collected will be given to Talon and his parents.
In addition to donating to Talon’s family, CES students will compete to see which class can raise the most money.
A doughnut or pizza party will be awarded to the class that raises the most out of all the kindergarten and first- and second-grade classes.
The class that raises the most money out of the third-, fourth- and fifth-grade classes will also receive a doughnut or pizza party.
The deadline to purchase purple hearts is Wednesday, Nov. 29.
For more information, contact CES music teacher Cyndi Chadwick at firstname.lastname@example.org or (270) 465-4561.