Salvation Army Bell Ringing

Dave Doebel, left, and Patrick Diekman, with the help from Dave’s son, collect money

for the Salvation Army outside of Walmart.

On the three Saturdays in December before Christmas, a local militia of 51 volunteers manned the entry ways of Walmart, Fareway and Hy-Vee and collected a three day record total of $7,118.22. Thi is the first time the $7,000 mark has been broken with just three Saturdays before the holiday.

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