Harrison mayor Leo Facio, Kent mayor Sylvia Pranger and organizer Rose Tustian (far right) at the Salvation Army kettle in Agassiz in this 2017 photo. (Contributed Photo/Rose Tustian)

Harrison mayor Leo Facio, Kent mayor Sylvia Pranger and organizer Rose Tustian (far right) at the Salvation Army kettle in Agassiz in this 2017 photo. (Contributed Photo/Rose Tustian)

Local Salvation Army kettle campaign kicks off Saturday

Municipal, provincial dignitaries to volunteer

The familiar red Salvation Army kettles are making their way to Agassiz-Harrison, along with some very familiar volunteers.

Local Salvation Army bell co-ordinator Rose Tustian announced local dignitaries would be taking shifts ans bell ringers at the Sally Ann kettle to be stationed outside on Saturday, Nov. 27, at Red Apple in Agassiz as part of this year’s kettle campaign kickoff.

District of Kent Mayor Sylvia Pranger is first at the helm, ringing from 10 a.m. to noon, when Mayor Leo Facio of Harrison Hot Springs will take over. Once 2 p.m. rolls around, new Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon will ring for two hours. FInally, Tustian will wrap up the day until 6 p.m.

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Last year’s campaign gathered $2,600 thanks to the efforts of about 20 volunteers throughout December.

Anyone interested in volunteering is invited to call Tustian at 604-316-4766.

Have you ever wanted to be a Salvation Army Kettle bell ringer? Perhaps this useful tutorial will help.


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