The first benefit was on Sunday, July 20 and was a barbecue at the Quimby Fire Station. The benefit was held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and there was a freewill offering.
There was plenty on the menu during the luncheon, including hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, beans, and Dale Harvey's Ice Cream. Pop was provided by the Shell Foodmart of Quimby.
The second benefit luncheon will be on Sunday, Aug. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Grace Methodist Church in Correctionville, and there will also be a freewill offering. Supplemental funds by Thrivent Financial of Woodberry, County. Menu for the luncheon will be similar to the Quimby luncheon, along with cold beef sandwiches and drinks. Goodwin, 32, has battled breast cancer for six years, and was diagnosed with a brain tumor in March. Many friends and community organizations, including churches in Quimby and Washta and the Quimby Fire Center, have come together to rally support and raise funds to help with Brooke's medical costs.
Brooke is the daughter of Dave and Corliss Simmons of Quimby, and currently lives in Correctionville with her husband Jason.
For more information, or to help with the benefits, contact Ruby Wych at 447-6132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.