Branson MO (December 07, 2012)– This Saturday December 8th dozens of Branson-area community leaders will ring the bells at The Salvation Army’s iconic red kettles during the 2012 Branson-area Community Bellringing Challenge Day.
Staff members with the City of Branson including Branson Mayor Raeanne Presley, the City of Holister, Branson Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce as well as members with several area Rotary Clubs and churches will volunteer their time to bellring at various locations in Branson and Hollister.
“Our City of Branson Board & staff are looking forward to the annual community challenge,” Raeanne Presley, Mayor of Branson, said. “The day reflects the joy of the season, chatting with friends and visitors. Raising funds for our local Salvation Army is a gift to us and reminds us of the true blessings of Christmas.”
The Community Challenge Day is an annual event during which Branson-area businesses and organizations bellring to raise funds and awareness for The Salvation Army’s Tree of Lights Christmas Campaign.
Currently, the Ozarks’ community has helped The Salvation Army reach approximately 30% of its $1 million fundraising goal, which is about 6% less thanwhere the campaign was at this time last year. The funds raised during the Tree of Lights Christmas Campaign all The Salvation Army to provide year-round vital programs and services to thousands of local residents in Greene, Christian, Taney and Stone counties.
To support The Salvation Army Ozark Area Coordination by making a monetary donation please visit www.onlineredkettle.org/springfieldmo-ozarkarea, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or mail checks to: The Salvation Army P.O. Box 9685 Springfield MO 65801-9685.
Who: The Salvation Army, City of Branson, City of Holister, Branson-area churches &
What: 2012 Branson Community Challenge Day
When: Saturday December 8th 2012
Where: Various locations throughout the Branson-area including Silver Dollar City, Walmart,
Bass Pro Shops, Country Mart, Dicks 5 & 10 and Harter House