RING RING: Ket­tle cam­paign be­gins in Corn­wall

Seaway News - - NEWS - Todd Li­hou

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.

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