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Salvation Army caps season with thank you banquet for volunteers
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Langlade County again dug deep for the Salvation Army’s just-concluded bell-ringing campaigning, donating over $71,000 to meet local needs.

The results were announced at the annual bell ringers appreciation dinner held Sunday at Faith United Church of Christ.

Bell ringers collected nearly $50 per hour of ringing, making their volunteer efforts meaningful for families with emergency needs in Langlade County. Some of the more dedicated volunteers rang from 36 to 108 hours during a very cold November and December.

Beyond the dedicated bell ringers, much of the success came from local businesses, service groups and individuals. To date there have been 26 checks ranging from $200 to $2,000. Checks can be mailed to Bill Kelly at 1630 N. Superior St, Antigo until Feb. 1, 2014 to count in the 2013 campaign. This year the campaign added more local businesses to the list of donors with many expressing interest in matching for the next campaign.

Kelly collected nearly $4,000 from counter kettles at 60 businesses in Langlade County, helping reach the amount of funds needed in Langlade County in 2014.

Salvation Army funds are distributed in Langlade County by AVAIL for emergency housing needs, Faith United Church for emergency medical needs, the Antigo Police Department and Langlade Hospital for overnight lodging, meals and transportation needs. In addition, some donors specify that their funds be applied to needs outside Langlade County.

According to Kelly, the news coverage by Antigo Daily Journal and local radio stations has helped donors understand the needs in Langlade County and that most of the donations made in Langlade County kettles or to Kelly will stay in Langlade County. Those efforts and the efforts of all the dedicated volunteers organizing the campaign and ringing the bell created opportunities for businesses, groups and individuals to share with families who have emergency needs throughout the entire year, he said.
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Wendy Noskowiak accepts an appreciation plaque on behalf of the Antigo Daily Journal from Salvation Army coordinator Bill Kelly.
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