The Transylvania Times -

Red Kettle Campaign Rings In The Season


November 20, 2017

Matt McGregor

(Left to right) Major Max Sipe, with The Salvation Army, Susan Breedlove, Capt. Jeremy Queen, with the Sheriff's Office, Commissioner Jason Chappell and a bell-ringing volunteer attended Friday's kick-off.

The Salvation Army of Transylvania County kicked off its Red Kettle Campaign for 2017 on Friday at Walmart in Pisgah Forest.

The kickoff marks the 127th year of the national Red Kettle Campaign, in which volunteers and representatives ring the bell at stores across the county and country for holiday donations.

After opening music from The Salvation Army band, Susan Breedlove, chairman of the advisory council for the Salvation Army, reflected on the beginnings of the campaign.

"It began 126 years ago in San Francisco when one Salvation Army captain wanted to know how he was going to feed...

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