But with the arrival of Christmas Day, the 2016 Goodfellows Club Roll Call campaign comes to an end.
It also means the Goodfellows Club Candle that tracks the donations on the front lawn of the Messenger-Inquirer will soon be taken down.
But according to Lisa McCarty, Goodfellows board president, the charity’s purpose doesn’t stop on Dec. 25.
“Goodfellows giving doesn’t end when the holiday season is over,” McCarty said. “The club provides clothes, shoes and dental care for children throughout the year.”
Along with its annual Christmas party, Goodfellows Club responds at a moment’s notice in the event of emergencies such as tornadoes, floods and house fires. Local schools meet those special needs, and Goodfellows covers the costs.
McCarty said Goodfellows will continue to take donations even after the daily Roll Calls stop appearing in the Messenger-Inquirer. The final Roll Call will occur sometime in January.
“The Goodfellows Club accepts donations throughout the year,” she said. “The Goodfellows Club keeps giving because the needs of children are always there.”
Donations can be mailed to: Goodfellows Club, Messenger-Inquirer, Box 1480, Owensboro KY, 42302. Donations can also be dropped off at the Messenger-Inquirer office at 1401 Frederica St. Online donations can be made at goodfellowsclubofowensboro/contribute.
Goodfellows Roll Call, Dec. 25, 2016
Previously reported … $93,433.39
Anonymous … $5,000
In loving memory of my parents, Paul and Anna Marie Moore by your daughter, Paula A. Moore … $1,000
Franey’s Food Mart customers … $590
In memory of Henry Hodskins and Tommy and Louise
Thompson by Paul, Gail, Tristan and Meg Thompson … $500
In lieu of gifts to one another and in memory of Marjorie and John Hager and Larry Hager, Jr. by the Public Life Foundation of Owensboro, Sally Wood, Sue
Trautwein, and Kathy Strobel … $450
In memory of Marsha Kasey, Susan Kasey and Tommy Kasey … $300
Anonymous … $100
In honor of Georgie Wilson, Madole, Katherine, Rachel and J.D. by Jimmy Bizbo … $100
Joe and Nadine Evans … $100
Anonymous … $100
Messenger Inquirer Customer Service Casual Fridays … $80
In honor of my GREAT nieces and nephews, Taylor, Gavin and Mattie Kate Lucas, Morgan and Emma Lee Lucas, Nicky Vorrasi, and Carter and Cooper Payne by Aunt Nancy … $50
In honor of all those fighting cancer by Mary Kissel … $50
In memory of Kate Hayden, we love and miss you, Mommy and Glenny-Benny … $50
In honor of Marjorie Calhoun and in memory of Bernard Calhoun, Merry Christmas! We love you! … $25
In honor of Dan and Sue Howard Merry Christmas from Glenn and Sheila, We love you! … $25
In loving memory of John W., Martine, Jimmy, Kenneth, Charles and Gene Vanover, and Tommie and Gladys England by David and Peggy Vanover … $20
In memory of my parents, Mr. and Mrs. James O. Beane, and my son, J.W. Robertson by Linda Jones … $20
Total as of Dec. 24, 2016 .. $101,993.39