Goodfellows

Some members of the Prescott High School Class of 1957 gathered for their 60th reunion in September.

Bill and Connie Bray have donated to Goodfellows for about three decades. Usually, their donation to The World-Herald’s charity has been in memory of a loved one who died that year.

But this year, when Connie Bray thought about someone special to honor with a donation, she thought of the 16 classmates who graduated with her from Prescott High School in 1957. In September, nine of them gathered for their 60th high school reunion — which she helped organize — in Prescott, Iowa, about 90 miles east-southeast of Omaha.

The high school has since closed, but the alums were able to meet inside the old gym, which has been turned into an event space.

“We shared a lot of memories,” Bray said. “We all had a great time.”

Bray’s donation to Goodfellows was a little less than she has donated in previous years, but the amount seemed fitting: $19.57.

“I just love supporting Goodfellows,” she said. “It’s a wonderful organization that helps so many people.”

Goodfellows directs all donated money to providing one-time emergency assistance, holiday meal vouchers or clothing to local people in need. No donated money is used by The World-Herald for administrative expenses.

Bray hasn’t told her classmates about the donation — she said she just hopes one of them gets the newspaper and sees the donor list with her gift.

“Seeing them was such a special part of my year,” she said, “and donating was a nice way to honor them.”

mara.klecker@owh.com, 402-444-1276

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