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Community Steps Up To Give Class Of 2021 A Special Evening

Connect Kimball, along with the Rotary Club, hosted the Class of 2021 Senior Showcase on Friday, May 7.

COVID-19 created the unique parade activity in 2020, which was followed by cruise night. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves during that strange time.

Connect Kimball, formerly known as Kiwanis, has rebranded itself to be a local organization.

The seniors decorated their cars, and while they were being judged, the seniors took advantage of their free meals at Dairy Queen and Nebraska Coffee.

Lots of individuals and businesses donated to the effort.

“We got to give away really cool prizes, just for coming and showing up,” said Connect Kimball spokesperson Kayla Fennell.

In 2019, Kimball Kiwanis sponsored a movie night for the seniors.

“Last year, we had to get a little bit creative and didn’t want them to completely dismiss everything in a year that just felt so weird, and we were just blown away by the turnout that wasn’t just parents,” Fennell said.

She continued, “Businesses and individuals really stepped up to the plate when we said we were looking for some donations. We were blown away by the kindness.”