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Friends raising funds for Joey Feek Scholarship Fund

ALEXANDRIA, Ind. (WISH) — A group of Joey Feek’s friends have come up with a way to honor their late friend and help local students.

Feek, a country music star, died this month after a battle with cervical cancer. She grew up in Alexandria and graduated from Alexandria-Monroe High School.

Her classmates from the Class of ’94 have plenty of memories.

“Her laugh was extremely contagious,” Misty Bynum said.

“She loved her family and she loved the Lord,” Trecia Stafford said.

“We’d always love to listen to her sing,” Tiffany Clegg said.

The three friends remember basketball skills, jokes and the smile.

People across the world remember her music.

When the group brainstormed ways to honor Feek, they decided a music scholarship fund.

“Music was her passion, so we figured music was the way to go,” Bynum said.

The funds for the Joey Feek Scholarship Fund will go to Alexandra-Monroe seniors studying music.

The friends are giving back to the community because it’s what Feek would want.

“She was a good example of, love your neighbor as yourself,” Stafford said. “And we want to give back the love.”

You can donate to the scholarship fund through this GoFundMe page.

The group is also holding a party to raise money at The Curve in Alexandria on April 18.