Third-grade students in Belmont and Mineral Point are working together on a project to benefit a 2-year-old Belmont girl.
Tessa Carey, the daughter of Becky and Dan Carey, has been undergoing treatment for a form of acute megakaryoblastic leukemia. People with Down syndrome have a higher risk of getting AML. Becky Carey is writing a blog about Tessa, deartessa.com.
The students at Belmont and Mineral Point elementary schools are selling yard and window signs that they created to help the Carey family. Window signs are selling for $5, and yard signs are selling for $15. Order forms are available at Mound City Bank in Belmont, the Belmont library, and at Belmont Grade School. The deadline for the first order of signs is Monday.
For more information, call Tiffany Michalkiewicz, 762-5131 ext. 106, or Carla Rand, 987-0739 ext. 115.