A record-setting Crusade for Children

Students from St. Athanasius School’s Beta Club delivered their donations on June 5 for the Crusade for Children fundraiser. (Record Photo by Jennifer Jenkins)

Students from St. Athanasius School’s Beta Club delivered their donations on June 5 for the Crusade for Children fundraiser. (Record Photo by Jennifer Jenkins)

The 63rd annual WHAS Crusade for Children raised more than $5.4 million by the time the collection ended on June 5.

The Archdiocese of Louisville had its highest collection ever, raising $301,581.

The top parish contributions from within Jefferson County came from St. Michael Church with $20,752, St. Martha Church with $17,960 and St. Albert the Great Church with $14,751.

Outside Jefferson County, the top contributions came from St. James Church in Elizabethtown, Ky., with $6,606; Immaculate Conception Church in La Grange, Ky., with $6,106 and St. Aloysius Church in Pewee Valley, Ky., with $4,188.

As an in-kind contribution, students from St. Xavier High School, below, took the night shift, serving as the production crew from 11:30 p.m. June 4 until 6 a.m. June 5. Pictured below are students Michael Bailey, left, and Liam Crooks, right. St. Xavier students have provided this service for more than 10 years. (Photo Special to The Record by Brian Mitchell)

As an in-kind contribution, students from St. Xavier High School took the night shift, serving as the production crew from 11:30 p.m. June 4 until 6 a.m. June 5. Pictured are students Michael Bailey, left, and Liam Crooks, right. St. Xavier students have provided this service for more than 10 years. (Photo Special to The Record by Brian Mitchell)

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