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Archive for Thursday, December 15, 2011

Unusual items turn up in Salvation Army kettles

December 15, 2011

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— Some donors to the Salvation Army in the Salina area are displaying an unusual sense of humor, unless they think the agency's clients really need tokens for a car wash.

KSAL-AM reports the Salvation Army has kettles and bell-ringers at more than 20 locations throughout Salina this holiday season.

Salvation Army Capt. Mike Wolf says tokens for a car wash are among several odd items found in the kettles. There was also a fake million-dollar bill and a diamond engagement ring — which was returned to a woman who lost it while putting money into a kettle.

Wolf says the kettle campaign has brought in about $2,000 less than at the same time last year, but there's always the chance that someone will drop in a gold coin.

Comments

somedude20 3 years ago

What is with these non-newsworthy stories about Salina in recent days? Yesterday, it was about a storage locker being broken into and now this. Has Lawrence become swamped with Salina people and you are trying to drum up readership?

pace 3 years ago

I would appreciate any stories from other towns. Heck, I would like stories about towns in South America. I feared the LJW thought the world ended at our county limits. MORE.

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