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The Golden Kettle is up for grabs!

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The Golden Kettle award is up for grabs again this Christmas Season, as local service clubs try to outdo each other for the coveted Salvation Army trophy.
Golden "K" Kiwanians compete for the Golden Ketlle Award. As current champs, a golden kettle is used for donations.

Golden "K" Kiwanians compete for the Golden Ketlle Award. As current champs, a golden kettle is used for donations. /Mika Roinila

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Golden Kettle sought by Grand Rapids area service clubs!

All local area service clubs are encouraged to consider ringing bells for The Salvation Army this season. Check out the Golden Kettle contest and how the clubs are doing against each other.

The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign is now underway, and several local service clubs are competing for the elusive Golden Kettle! Last year’s winners were the Golden “K” Kiwanis Club, who start off strong for the second year in a row by taking the lead by raising a total of $431.55 over a 4-hour period at JCPenney’s on Black Friday.

Other groups that will attempt to overthrow the reigning Golden Kettle champs include the Kentwood City Rotary Club, Comstock Park Rotary Club, and the Grand Rapids Kiwanis Club. All Grand Rapids area service clubs are encouraged to join this friendly competition, in which everyone extends a helping hand to those in need in our community.

The Salvation Army needs everyone’s help, and we seek volunteers as well as groups to help ring bells until the campaign ends on Dec.24. To register for bell ringing, visit www.registertoring.com. Thank you all for your help and contributions during this season.

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