Donations are down this year for the Salvation Army bell-ringers.
Thursday Donnie Blasingame plays his guitar instead of ringing his
bell as he mans a donation kettle at Dillons, 1015 W. 23rd. Cold
weather and the circumstance that Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday,
traditionally the biggest day for the bell-ringers, are
contributing to the decline. The bell-ringers don't work on