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Bollinger Co. sisters collecting coloring books and crayons

Christmas is a little ways off but for two Bollinger County sisters, it is in full swing. Christmas is a little ways off but for two Bollinger County sisters, it is in full swing.
Instead of opening gifts, everything they are collecting and buying is heading to St. Jude Hospital. Instead of opening gifts, everything they are collecting and buying is heading to St. Jude Hospital.
Coloring books and crayons have brought these two closer with one goal in mind, the  kids at St. Jude Hospital. Coloring books and crayons have brought these two closer with one goal in mind, the kids at St. Jude Hospital.

Christmas is a little ways off but for two Bollinger County sisters, it is in full swing.

Instead of opening gifts, everything they are collecting and buying is heading to St. Jude Hospital.

"First, Maddy started doing it and then I started doing it," 4-year-old Sami Kirkpatrick said.

Coloring books and crayons have brought these two closer with one goal in mind, the  kids at St. Jude Hospital.

"The kids need something to play with in the hospital," Sami Kirkpatrick said. "They don't want to lay around in the hospital all day."

The girls started this project by donating their own supplies..

"We didn't use them," Six-year-old Maddy Kirkpatrick said. 

"They just get so excited when they are helping someone out," Jessica Kirkpatrick, the mother, said. "It makes me proud that I know they want to do something just for other people and not themselves."

The hard work has even brought a little recognition in town as well.

"They think they are famous," Jessica Kirkpatrick said.

"We are Marble Hill famous," Maddy Kirkpatrick said.

Marble Hill famous with a pretty lofty goal.

Ways to Donate

Donation Boxes Set up:

  • Banks of Missouri in Patton, Perryville, Cape and Marble Hill
  • Discount Grocery store in Marble Hill
  • Country Mart in Marble Hill
  • Carnells Collision in Sikeston

Donation Cans:

  • Jers Restaurant in Marble Hill
  • The Banner Press in Marble Hill

They will be collecting until October 4 and you can search "Coloring for Christmas" on Facebook for more information.

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