Despite COVID-19, the Owensboro community donated more than $175,000 for the Goodfellows Club during its fiscal year.

“This year, we felt like with the pandemic and the economic problems going on, we expected to take a hit,” said Goodfellows President Bob Clark.

Clark said the goal for donations stays in the $150,000 range every year, but they budgeted for 30% less for 2020.

“As usual, the Owensboro community never ceases to amaze us,” he said.

Clark said the roll call donations this year are close to the 2019 number.

“I think I can speak for all the board members when I say we are very humbled and grateful,” he said. “We didn’t expect the numbers to be this high.”

Clark said even though roll call begins on Thanksgiving and ends on Christmas, Goodfellows takes donations year-round because the need is there for children all year long.

Contributions to the Goodfellows Club can be mailed to: Goodfellows Club, Messenger-Inquirer, P.O. Box 1480, Owensboro, KY 42302 or made online at www.good Another link to donate online is Or, text RollCall to 41444.

Because of COVID-19, in-person donations at the Messenger-Inquirer are unavailable at this time.

Goodfellows Roll Call, Dec. 25, 2020

Previously reported … $158,174.62

Bruce and Lia Hager … $10,000

In memory of Urban and Mary Strobel, and in honor of Joe and Mary Jane

Clark by Denny and Kathy … $1,500

William H. Greer … $1,200

In memory and honor of our family members — Peace … $500

Anonymous … $500

In honor of my family and friends … $500

In honor of our Owensboro Middle School Administrators, Randy Bryant, Alisha Ferry, Melissa Brown, and Rocky White by faculty and staff … $334

Linda Wahl … $311.81

Mike and Cindy Thompson … $300

In memory of Mom and Dad, David A. and Eva M. Johnson … $200

From Zachery, Bella, Tucker, Ally, Tyler, and Holt … $200

Sherman, Les, and Rita … $200

In memory of Steve Wahler by Tami, Brandon, and Ashley … $103.93

In memory of Marvin and Nancy Pedley … $100

In memory of Sara Troutman by Owensboro Herb Society Inc. … $100

Glenn W. Campbell III … $100

Anonymous … $100

In memory of Hugh Tommy Feldpausch, Ralph Clark, and my favorite Uncle,

Ronnie Feldpausch … $100

In memory of Luther and Myrtle Mercer … $100

Bob and Patsy Hudson … $50

In loving memory of Herman J. Loyd by family … $50

Julia Crago … $50

Anonymous … $50

In memory of John Glenn Calhoun by Nancy Calhoun … $50

In honor of Tom, Jeffrey, and Fran, and Austin and Mary by Aunt Nancy … $50

Anonymous … $50

In loving memory of Mom, Ma-in-Law, and special Grandma

In Heaven, Marjorie A. Keohane by Kelly, John, and Jordan Steitler … $25

In memory of Charlie and Helen Steitler by John, Kelly, and Jordan

Steitler … $25

In memory of Rev. George Hunter by Bob and Lynn Heady … $25

In loving memory of my precious husband, David Vanover on your 3rd Christmas in Heaven. Missing you so much. Merry Christmas honey. All my love, always and forever, Peggy … $20

in loving memory of John, Martine, Jimmy, Charles, Kenneth, and Gene Vanover, and Tommie and Gladys England by Peggy Vanover … $20

Anonymous … $10

Judy Johnson … $10

Total as of Dec. 25, 2020 … $175,109.36

Karah Wilson,

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