Hundreds find pumpkins with extra sparkle

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hundreds of people changed the lives of high school students when they purchased their fall pumpkins Saturday.

Big crowds turned out for De La Salle's 8th Annual Pumpkin Patch at Brookside Park.

The families who bought one also got the chance to win jewels from Tivol, $100 worth of free groceries, Sporting KC tickets and more.

The best part of the event was the donations go to helping the students at De La Salle Charter High School.

It is a school that gives students an extra boost and added attention to help them make it to graduation.
      
Senior Ha'Quan Perkins will graduate early this year.

Perkins said the school's small class sizes and attentive teachers and counselors have given him the freedom to dream about his future.

He wants one day to be a college basketball player and a chef.

"I'd really like to own my own restaurant," Perkins said. "We have a lot of chefs in the family.
So I'd like to own my own restaurant."

Perkins plans to go to Arizona State University next year.

41's Amy Hawley emceed the event.

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