Nursing students at the North Platte Community College will hold a fundraiser bake sale Saturday at the Farmer’s Market to support the Tallmon family, who suffered a tragic accident early Sunday morning.Dawn Tallmon of North Platte was killed when the car she was riding in hit a herd of horses on U.S. Highway 83 about 17 miles south of North Platte.
Dawn, 46, was a recent graduate of North Platte Community College. Her daughter Shayla is currently an NPCC nursing student.
Dawn’s husband Shawn, 49, son Randy, 19 and passenger Emily Pellegrin, 18, were also in the hatchback car when it hit the horses. The three of them were taken to Great Plains Health and then to Kearney Good Samaritan with injuries.
They were reportedly returning from McCook, where the younger couple had arrived around 2:30 a.m. on an Amtrak train.
The benefit sale will run from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Platte River Mall parking lot.
Angie Rodda, one of the organizers, said the bake sale will include everything from cookies and brownies to breakfast burritos and bath bombs.
“We want to help the Tallmons with any expenses they might have as a result of the accident,” Rodda said. “Life is unexpected, and tragedy can happen to any one of us. We believe it’s important to rally around the family and let them know they have people who care about them and support them.”
Dawn is the daughter-in-law of Kerrin Tallmon of North Platte, the owner of Tallmon Jewelers downtown.
She was currently working at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church Preschool, and planned to continue her studies for a degree in education, her family said in the obituary.
She and Shawn raised three children.
Memorials may be made to the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church Preschool, 402 S. Baytree in North Platte, and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.
Services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 9 at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church with the Rev. Bob Deardoff officiating.
Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.