Governor Blunt wasn’t the drummer boy, but the bell boy. Blunt jingled his brass bell in front of the Jefferson City Schnuck’s in support of the Salvation Army’s holiday bell ringing campaign. Blunt says he wants Missourians to keep an eye out for Army volunteers as they tackle their holiday errands and drop donatations in the Army’s red kettles. The Army’s Captain Terry Selvage says the kettles are a little more empty than previous years. He says it’s not so much a lack of donation but a spike in demand that’s keeping supplies more scarce. He encourages residents to step up and meet that demand by making the kettles ring a little more often this holiday season. He adds the Army could always use more volunteers. Right now, he says he only has enough bell ringers to man 12 to 14 of Jefferson City’s 18 locations.
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