Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Thank You Oshkosh!

The Salvation Army bell-ringing campaign has exceeded its goal. Over $113,000 was collected in those familiar red kettles. Captain Johnny Harsh informed me that the goal this Christmas season was $100,000. He told me to tell everyone: "THANK YOU"! He also notes that every penny collected here stays right in Oshkosh.

The top bell-ringer volunteer this year was Bob Henning who was responsible for over $12,000 of that total. Bob has collected something on the order of $85,000 in donations over the years he has volunteered. Bob has my vote as 'Someone who makes a Difference' in this city.

The overall budget for the local Salvation Army is $480,000. Anyone who wishes to make a late contribution may do so at the office on Algoma Blvd. across from the Courthouse.

1 comment:

AngelAiken AKA Thee U.M.O.G said...

Bob would have my vote too! I went bell ringing once for just a few short hours and Bob is out there from 9-9 and on top of that he helps out at the Spirit Zone on the weekends. Both orgainizations need all the help that they can get. Both keep money here in Oshkosh.

Thanks Bob, we need more people like you.