WARSAW — The Salvation Army recently held its annual bell ringing drawing at Cox Studio in Warsaw for the 98th campaign to raise funds to serve others.
This year, bells will be rung by clubs who have supported the Army for many years, including Warsaw Rotary, Warsaw Morning Optimist, Kosciusko County Shrine, and Warsaw Lions. Other groups, businesses, churches and individuals are encouraged to ring bells as well by signing up at www.registertoring.com, according to a news release from the group.
Locations where kettles will be set up include the New Market stores in Syracuse and North Webster, as well as Owen’s in Warsaw. Two bell kettles will also be stationed at the Warsaw Walmart location.
According to Ken Locke, Salvation Army Corps Administrator, almost $33,000 was collected in Kosciusko County through bell ringing in 2018.
“There are 22 bell-ringing days,” said Locke. “We have 792 hours to cover plus our extra kettles on the weekends.”