RING RING: Kettle campaign begins in Cornwall
CORNWALL, Ontario - The familiar sound of ringing bells will fill Cornwall as the local Salvation Army begins setting up outposts throughout the city.
Shoppers at eight city operations - both grocery and department stores, as well as Cornwall Square - will be greeted by bellringers from the Salvation Army looking to raise money for the charity.
There are also a handful of other part-time locales where kettles will be set up.
Oren Cole, pastor at the local branch of the Salvation Army, said the hope is that as much as $ 100,000 can be raised via the so-called “Christmas appeal.”
About 80 per cent of that is expected to come via the kettle campaign, while the balance is donated through other means.
“This is the only time of the year we go out to the public for funds,” he said.
Cole’s son Chad is co- ordinating the campaign this year. Chad went before more than 30 bell- ringers who were learning the ropes of the campaign Wednesday at the Sally Ann’ York Street address.
They will be out in full force starting Thursday, right up until Christmas Eve.
For more information, or to donate, call the Salvation Army at 613-933-7994.