Even though restaurants are struggling to survive during the coronavirus pandemic, two second-generation Owensboro restaurateurs are coming together to raise money for the Goodfellows Club this week.

Lure Seafood and Grille and El Toribio Mexican Restaurant will be using the Good Time Tent at St. Ann Street and Veterans Boulevard for two nights of dining to help needy children.

The cost is $35 for one night’s dining or $65 for both nights.

People can dine in or carry out meals.

“Well, we’ve been dealt a bad hand throughout COVID, but I refuse to let that break my spirit,” Ben Skiadas, Lure’s owner, said Monday. “Instead, I want to be as creative as possible to keep my crews working, and I want to give back to this awesome community that keeps supporting us through our industry’s tough time.”

“The reason we are donating to Goodfellows is it has been helping children in our community for decades and this year has been especially tough for all nonprofit fundraising,” said Alejandra Toribio. “We want to help those who are directly helping our community.”

Wednesday’s menu features food from Lure and cocktails from El Toribio.

On Thursday, the menu is from El Toribio with cocktails from Lure.

Wednesday’s menu features pork roulade with chorizo and elote ravioli served with a classic margarita; barbecued bacon-wrapped shrimp and grits with mango chutney paired with a cucumber jalapeño margarita; and carrot cake pop with icing pipette and a spiked orchada.

Thursday’s features mini chicken enchiladas verde with Mexican mule; pork tamales with Molé with a New York sour; and cheesecake chimichangas with chocolate sauce paired with raspberry martini.

For reservations or carryout call 270-240-4556 for Lure or 270-302-6672 for El Toribio

Since 1916, Goodfellows has provided gifts for underprivileged children in the community as well as clothing and dental care.

Every dollar that is raised by Goodfellows goes to assist children in need.

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.goodfellowsclubofowensboro.org/donate.

Another link to donate online is https://app.mobilecause.com/form/3ebhXQ?vid=eoq13.

Or, text RollCall to 41444.

Because of Covid-19, in-person donations at the Messenger-Inquirer are currently unavailable.

Goodfellows Roll Call, Dec. 8

Previously reported … $28,836

Anonymous … $1,000

Hunter Reigler … $1,000

In memory of Lt. Woodrow Holbrook

and Capt. Gilbert Stuart Holbrook,

who died in WWII … $400

Jerry Morris … $259.84

Cynthia and Michael Fiorella … $250

Wes Daughtry … $207.87

In memory of our parents, Eugene and

Gertrude Stroud, and James M and

Mary Davis, and my wife Martha Davis

Stroud … $200

In memory of Kenneth H. and Laura

B. Knight, and Conrad and Roberta J.

Embry … $200

Anonymous … $150

Eddy Carter … $103.93

Gene Spinks … $103.93

In memory of Ferne and Barney

Barnhart and Meredith Holman

Howell by Shanna, Mark, Samantha,

Paul, Holly, John Mark, Job, Ginny

Ferne and Owen … $103.93

In memory of David Hundley … $100

Martha Hahus … $100

Cami and Gerry Frey … $77.95

In loving memory of George

Collignon, Jr. by Mr. and Mrs. George

Collignon … $50

In memory of Frank Russell … $50

In memory of Justin Clark … $50

In memory of Ralph Kunze … $50

In memory of Tom and Martha Laswell

by Janet and Rich Suwanski … $50

In memory of Joe and Genevieve

Suwanski by Rich and Janet

Suwanski … $50

Soup Day for Kids … $25

In memory of Jerry and Maxine

Price … $25

Amy Silvert … $25

Melinda Annin … $20.78

In memory of friends and family,

Merry Christmas, Patricia Kelley … $20

Total as of Dec. 8 … $33,509.23

270-691-7301, klawrence@messenger-inquirer.com.

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