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Wanted: Centralia bell ringers

Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 2:12 pm

The Centralia branch of the Salvation Army needs bell ringers.

This year the iconic red kettle which signifies hope for many people, especially during the holiday season, will

Lori Benson of the Salvation Army holding an empty bell-ringing schedule for Centralia's Salvation Army kettle, which will be outside Preener Foods.

Lori Benson of the Salvation Army holding an empty bell-ringing schedule for Centralia’s Salvation Army kettle, which will be outside Preener Foods.

only be seen at Prenger Foods.

The volunteers wearing the Salvation Army red apron, will begin ringing their well-known bells, 9 a.m., Saturday, December 1 at Prenger Foods, said Ginny Zoellers, director of the Centralia Chamber of Commerce, and more bell ringers are needed. The shifts are one hour each, with the kettle out from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, but more can be added, Zoellers said.

“If an organization can take a day, like a Saturday, and alternate members, that could help. We’ve had families do it together, you don’t have to stand out there and do it by yourself. One year we had high schoolers singing Christmas carols while they did it.”

Lori Benson of the Salvation Army’s Boone County office said only five people have signed up so far for the 24 shifts.

For the complete article, please see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.