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Kettles doubled up to $5k at Grand Meander on Dec. 2

Added on Friday, December 1, 2017

Written by Julie Borgen, Twin Cities Media Relations Director for The Salvation Army Northern Division

Roseville, Minn. – The Grand Ave. Business Association is hosting the annual Grand Meander shopping event in St. Paul on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 8:30 a.m.–5  p.m. The event features holiday-themed activities all along Grand Ave. and inside many of the businesses.

Ten Salvation Army red kettles will line Grand Ave. from 9 a.m.–8 p.m., when all donations made to these kettles will be doubled up to $5,000 by Deluxe Corporation Foundation.

Other Grand Meander attractions include:

  • Breakfast with Santa at Tavern on Grand, 8:30–10:30 a.m.
  • Carolers singing outside Red Balloon Bookstore and Salut
  • A soup tasting contest
  • Hot apple cider, cookies, and candy canes
  • A petting zoo at Frattalone’s Ace Hardware, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
  • Classic trolley rides, 10 a.m..- 3 p.m.
  • Fire truck rides, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Enjoy a fun and festive day, and have your Salvation Army kettle donations along Grand Ave. do twice as much good on Saturday.

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