Red Kettle donations total over $700.

December 26, 2015
Pentwater Service Club member Butch Balk looks on from his bell-ringing post as Aaron Boyko places his contribution into the Salvation Army Red Kettle in front of the U.S. Post Office in Pentwater.

Pentwater Service Club member Butch Balk looks on from his bell-ringing post as Aaron Boyko places his contribution into the Salvation Army Red Kettle in front of the U.S. Post Office in Pentwater.

Story and photo contributed by Ron Beeber.

PENTWATER — The ​Pentwater Service Club collected over $500 in nine hours in front of the Pentwater Post Office, Dec. 18 and 19. Adding that to the Club’s $200 kickoff contribution, the club’s campaign chair Jerry Emery turned over $711.86 to the Salvation Army serving the area.  

It’s estimated that the Salvation Army Red Kettle collection point typically receives about $30 per hour in donations, so this year’s campaign went way above the normal collection amount.

“The weather was a bit nippy on Friday,” said Service Club President Ron Christians, “but our volunteer bell ringers reported no frost-bitten fingers or toes on either day. Once again, we sure appreciated the support of our friends and neighbors who came by and put a little something into the kettle.”  

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