bellringerFor the past few holiday seasons, area residents have donated more than $10,000 each year to the Salvation Army, via donations at kettles set up at area businesses.

Seventy percent of donations go toward local programs that benefit county residents, and 30 percent goes to the organization for its national and regional programs.

Those interested in bell ringing are invited to call Bob at 472-5352 or 515-240-5810.

Bell ringers will be at locations including Fareway and John’s Qwik Stop, and smaller kettles have been placed inside various businesses.