The Goodfellows Roll Call in the Messenger-Inquirer and the annual party it helps fund might be a Christmas tradition, but the organizations mission doesn’t end on Dec. 26.

The Goodfellows Club helps to support children and families all year long, which is why it also needs local support from donors throughout the year as well.

Kathy Strobel, former Goodfellows Club president, said the organization uses donations to supply school resource centers with clothes and to help families in need.

“While the majority of the shopping is completed at the beginning of the school year, Goodfellows is there for families all year in times of crisis, such as a fire,” Strobel said in an email.

The club also continually supports family and youth service centers at area schools to meet emergency and health needs.

Besides the Goodfellows Club Soup Day for Kids, which kicks of the fundraising campaign in November, supporters can help out by participating in the Goodfellows Club/Luke Woodward Memorial Tennis Tournament each summer.

You can help by sending donations to Goodfellows Club, Messenger-Inquirer, Box 1480, Owensboro, KY 42302, by bringing contributions to the newspaper office at 1401 Frederica St. or online at

Goodfellows Roll Call, Dec. 12, 2017

Previously reported ... $70,188.53

In memory of Becky Brownson by Terry and Patti Brownson ... $250

In memory of Dr. H.C., Deloris and Glenn Deyton, and Frankie, Kenny and Gary Harris by TD’s ... $225

In memory of Sally Wilford and Inez Winstead by Forrest Roberts ... $200

Alexander & Co, CPAs ... $190

In memory of Joe and Catherine Conkright by Steve and Karen Maddox ... $100

In memory of Pauline Maddox Melhiser by Steve and Karen Maddox ... $100

In memory of Dorothy Marie Hagan Aud by Kathy Aud Wilson ... $100

In loving memory of my husband, Bruce Coffey, and my grandson, Jacob Helwig, by Nina Coffey ... $100

Anonymous ... $100

In memory of Walker and Kathryn Sweeney, L.K. and Gloria Burcham, Choya Burcham, and Jackie Englert ... $100

Gates F. Young Trust ... $100

Anonymous ... $100

In memory of my brother, Dickie Cobb ... $50

In memory of Joy Fay and Cathy by the four sisters ... $50

In memory of Norm Williams on his 87th birthday by Marge Williams ... $50

Anonymous ... $50

In memory of Dina Lindow by Janet Howard ... $25

In memory of Dina Lindow by Amy Knott ... $25

In memory of Bobby Horn by Rose Horn ... $15

Total as of Dec. 12, 2017 ... $72,118.53

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