I would like to send a heartfelt Thank You to the Volunteers, Donors and every one in Ottawa County who has made our 2013 Holiday Season a success. Although our Red Kettle Goal of $64,000 was not met this year, due to a shortage of bell ringing days, we raised an amazing $60,500.70! We could not have done this without the 600 plus bell ringers, our 7 Bell ringing sites; Community Market (Oak Harbor and Port Clinton), Bassett’s, Kroger’s, Miller’s Market and WalMart and the generosity of our Community who dropped money in our Red Kettles.
I was extremely pleased, once again, to have many of our Ottawa County High School and Middle School groups and organizations get involved with bell ringing and fundraising efforts this year. These young adults recognize the importance of giving back to our Community. We even had bell ringers as young as two years old ringing the bell.