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Red kettles getting ready for the holiday season

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Applications are out for anyone interested in bringing some holiday chime to the Christmas season this year. The Salvation Army is looking for seasonal bell ringers to man the red kettles beginning next Monday. Salvation Army Core Officer Preston Lewis says some of the positions are paid to help those in need supplement their family income. He says the Salvation Army in Gainesville is hoping to raise around $150,000 to help continue services for the next year.

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He says they gave out 28,400 meals last year, in addition to job services and utility assistance, and most of the funding for that comes from this red kettle drive. Ringers will be at every Publix and Walmart around Gainesville six days a week for the holiday season.

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