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Golden "K" Kiwanis takes the lead for the Golden Kettle

The Grand Rapids Golden "K" Kiwanis raise over $600 to take the lead in The Salvation Army's "Golden Kettle" competition between local service clubs.
Judd Ross and Club President Gloria Canglegosi from the Golden "K" Kiwanis Club ring bells at Woodland Mall on Black Friday.

Judd Ross and Club President Gloria Canglegosi from the Golden "K" Kiwanis Club ring bells at Woodland Mall on Black Friday. /Mika Roinila

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Golden "K" Kiwanis Club raises the bar for the "Golden Kettle" Award

The Grand Rapids Golden "K" Kiwanis Club raised more than $600 to take the lead from the Kentwood Rotary in the annual "Golden Kettle" competition between local service clubs as they raise support for The Salvation Army's Christmas Kettle Campaign.

Gloria Canglegosi poses with A/Captain Mika Roinila at Woodland Mall on Black Friday.

Gloria Canglegosi poses with A/Captain Mika Roinila at Woodland Mall on Black Friday. /Mika Roinila

Long-time veteran of bell ringing, Dick Post led the efforts of the Golden "K" Kiwanis Club.

Long-time veteran of bell ringing, Dick Post led the efforts of the Golden "K" Kiwanis Club. /Mika Roinila

If you were at Woodland Mall on Black Friday, you were not alone! Thousands of people came to shop for deals in stores. Along with the many shoppers were an energetic and enthusiastic group of ten members of the Grand Rapids Golden "K" Kiwanis Club who had signed up to volunteer and ring bells for The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign at the JCPenney location. Each member was on location for one hour, making the shifts manageable for all.

Members such as Dick Post have supported the Red Kettle Campaign for over 20 years! And they are eager to continue their tradition of service into the future. The efforts of the club met with great results. The Golden "K" Kiwanis raised a total of $631.27 and have taken the lead in the competition between local service clubs as they vie for the fitrst annual "Golden Kettle" Award that the Salvation Army will award to the club that raises most support for the work of The Salvation Army. The Kiwanis Club overtakes the lead from Kentwood Rotary that raised $333.27 last weekend at the same location.

Timing is everything, and we wish much success to all clubs in their upcoming efforts in the "Golden Kettle" contest. If your club wants to participate and compete, it isn't too late. Just sign up at www.registertoring.com and get out there to do some good! Thank you all for your effort and time. Your support and help with the Red Kettle Campaign will be a blessing to many in our community throughout the next year as The Salvation Army continues its mission to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

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