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A Salvation Army bell ringer is seen Thursday in Willmar. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Generosity shines right through


An annual choir of bell ringers began making music weeks ago in Kandiyohi County, the steady tinkle of their bells bringing the jingle of coins dropped into Salvation Army kettles at 11 different locations. The bells stop ringing at noon today, but the crescendo will be heard Christmas morning in homes throughout Kandiyohi County. That's when more than 1,000 children will be opening presents made possible by those who donated to kettles watched over by the bell ringers.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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