Staff and volunteers associated with the Sanford unit of the Salvation Army gathered for the traditional pre-Thanksgiving kickoff of the Army's kettle campaign Wednesday morning at Lowes Foods in Sanford. Volunteers will work at six kettle locations between now and Christmas ringing bells to raise money for the Salvation Army and its programs. At Wednesday's official kickoff were, from left, Salvation Army board member Bob Jordan, Salvation Army soldier Tammie Jordan, Salvation Army officer Susie Montanez, Lee
County Sheriff Tracy Carter, Anna Strickland (daughter of Alan and Tammy Strickland of Sanford), Sanford Mayor Cornelia Olive, Salvation Army board member Charlie Welborn, Sgt. Terry Hertzog of the Sanford Salvation Army, Lee County Commission Chairman Charlie Parks and Salvation Army volunteer Ted Lanier. Funds raised through the kettle program will help assist the working poor of Sanford and Lee County. For more information, contact the Salvation Army at (919) 718-1717.
Wesley beeson | The Sanford Herald
Anna Strickland, the daughter of Alan and Tammy Strickland of Sanford, dropped the first donation into the Salvation Army's "red kettle" at Lowes
Food Wednesday, with Salvation Army board member Bob Jordan greeting her. Lowes Foods is one of six kettle locations in Lee County where volunteers will ring the bell for donations to help assist Lee County's working poor.