It’s never too early for Director Maureen Saponari to think about Christmas, specifically her Salvation Army’s popular Red Kettle Campaign that arrives with plenty of bell-ringing.
The Salvation Army Service Center will bring everyone together at the prestigious Catawba Island Club on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 a.m. for the 28th annual Red Kettle Campaign Breakfast. It’s a tradition for many, and helps make Christmas bright and cheery.
“We had to put the Red Kettle Campaign Breakfast on hold last year because of the Covid-19 mandates, and so many people told how much they really missed the event,” said Saponari. “It’s so exciting to have it back, and to see all of the Red Kettle bell ringers.”
Saponari does need a head count, though, so make a reservation for the breakfast and get on the bell ringer’s list for this year. Seating is limited to the first 100 bell ringers who check in at 419-732-2769.
Last year, The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign raised more than $100,000 to assist Ottawa County residents in need. The Red Kettle bell-ringing will be from Nov. 8-Dec. 24 on Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Kroger’s, Walmart, Friendship Food Stores, Community Market and Miller’s Market in Genoa.