There was a lot of green in the red Salvation Army kettles this year.
The local group says it set a new fundraising record with its annual donation drive — $49,000.
“We were surprised. Everybody was just totally blown away,” Salvation Army Capt. Donald Warriner said Thursday. “Everybody says this is a very generous community, but that was something we thought would never happen.”
This year’s figure far exceeds past amounts by some $20,000. Last year, the bell-ringers collected $28,000; two years ago, $24,000.