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Small-town Iowa comes to life

Published: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 9:42 a.m. CDT

All in for the fight. Team Kimzey. This logo was reality on Feb. 8, 2014 at the Legion Hall in New Virginia when more than 200 friends, family and co-workers attended a cancer benefit for Jennafer Kimzey, hometown, New Virginia.

Jennafer was diagnosed in September with stage 1 breast cancer and BRCA2 gene mutation, a more aggressive form of breast cancer.

The event was sponsored in part by the Route 65 Motorcycle Grannies Basketball team from the Warren County area. Twelve grannies from all over central Iowa assisted with the event, along with organizers from Team Kimzey. The fundraiser was open to the public and included a free-will donation supper, monetary gifts and silent auction, along with a regular auction raising more than $18,000.

Thank you to everyone who donated to this event, whether it was monetary, auction items, dinner items, DJ John “Fever” McCuddin, auctioneer Alan Brommel, ham from Osceola Foods, loin and cheese potatoes by Janine Jensen, New Virginia Legion, the organizers of the event, the Grannies and all of the friends, family and co-workers.

How proud we are to live in a small-town community that pulls together and supports events like this. What a turn out it was, the Legion Hall was busting at its seams, standing room only.

This is what small town Iowa is all about, “supporting the ones we love.”

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