Butler County Times Gazette
  • Unusual items turn up in Salvation Army kettles

  • Some donors to the Salvation Army in the Salina area are displaying an unusual sense of humor, unless they think the agency's clients really need tokens for a car wash.


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  • Some donors to the Salvation Army in the Salina area are displaying an unusual sense of humor, unless they think the agency's clients really need tokens for a car wash.
    KSAL-AM reports (http://bit.ly/s5G1go ) the Salvation Army has kettles and bell-ringers at more than 20 locations throughout Salina this holiday season.
    Salvation Army Capt. Mike Wolf says tokens for a car wash are among several odd items found in the kettles. There was also a fake million-dollar bill and a diamond engagement ring — which was returned to a woman who lost it while putting money into a kettle.
    Wolf says the kettle campaign has brought in about $2,000 less than at the same time last year, but there's always the chance that someone will drop in a gold coin.
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