Bell Ringer of the Day
Each weekday leading up ’til Christmas, KOOL 108 and The Salvation Army will honor a Bell Ringer of the Day. In addition to being recognized on KOOL 108, each volunteer will receive tickets to an upcoming holiday concert from the radio station.
Read below to meet each ringer. Then, if you’re in their neighborhood, be sure to stop by and thank them for being an outstanding Salvation Army volunteer.
Thursday, Dec. 1: Dane Kern
He says this is a yearly event for many of the people in the group who love to volunteer give back to the community. Dane has been in charge of organizing them since 2010…and you can meet him today at 10 a.m. at the Macy’s at Southdale in Edina. Thanks, Dane!
Friday, Dec. 2: Jennifer Cutter
Jennifer says she started bell ringing in 2010 and loves to do it as a way to give back to the community she lives in, works in, and cares so much about. She will be ringing at two locations today from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.: first at Cub at the West End in St. Louis Park, then at Lunds and Byerlys in Golden Valley. Thank you to Jennifer and all the Realtors who are out ringing Salvation Army bells today!
Monday, Dec. 5: Mike Woolridge
Michael says making it festive often encourages people to be more generous. Some people say they had planned to give a dollar, but then they saw the costumes and the good cheer and put in five dollars instead.
You can meet Michael today at King’s County Market in St. Francis from noon to 2 p.m. He has a special music request for KOOL 108: he’d love to hear “Jingle My Bells” by the Tractors.
Thank you to Michael, Anita, and all of our Salvation Army bell ringers!
Tuesday, Dec. 6: Kristi Anderson
Kristi says she likes ringing because it puts her in the Christmas spirit. She plays Christmas music from KOOL 108 while she rings, making it even more fun for people to donate to her kettle. You can meet Kristi today from 3–5 p.m. at the Cub on Northdale Blvd. in Coon Rapids. Thanks for ringing, Kristi!