With cooler nights and shorter days comes the anticipation of the Christmas season.
One of the sights and sounds that has become a tradition during the Christmas season is the red kettle and bell ringer of the Salvation Army.
The organization will conduct the Red Kettle Campaign Friday, Nov. 25, through Saturday, Dec. 24. It has been given permission to ring the bells at Walmart and Kroger in Brazil, and Miller IGA and Country Junction in the southern portion of the county. The organization is seeking at least 50 groups or individuals to volunteer to ring the bell. Groups may consist of families, friends, civic organizations, individuals, school groups, 4-H clubs, Homemaker clubs, sport teams, community groups, youth groups, Sunday school classes and churches, etc. All monies raised in Clay County will stay in the county and will go to help meet the unmet needs of residents. Assistance includes food clothing, shelter, medical, utilities, disaster and other emergency services. The goal this year is to raise $10,000 during the kettle campaign.
Call Cheryl Myers, Campaign Coordinator, at 812-239-9064 to set up a schedule. Normal ringing hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m., in two-hour blocks.
However, some groups like to ring longer or divide their group between two locations.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church.
Its message is based on the Bible.
Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name.