Kent and Barb Fisher take granddaughter Jo Hurst with them to ring the Salvation Army Bell. Fairfax volunteers collected $1,970 on Friday, November 30. Red kettles are located at Daybreak Cafe, Farmers State Bank and Community Hospital-Fairfax.

Charlie, Mac and Henry Smith make bell ringing a sibling outing over the weekend in Fairfax. Volunteers rang the bells on November 30.

Aside from the tune of “Joy to the World,” perhaps no other sound says Christmas like the ringing of a Salvation Army bell. The red kettle has been an American icon for 125 years.

In just two hours of ringing, you’ll raise enough money to provide a week’s worth of groceries for a family of four.

Help spread the holiday cheer by ringing the bell for the Atchison County Salvation Army. All local donations stay in our community to help people in need.

Fairfax bell ringers collected $1,970 on November 30. Tarkio bell ringing will take place December 8 at the intersection of Highway 136 and Highway 59 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Rock Port will ring bells December 21 and 22.

Donations may be sent to Atchison County Salvation Army, 218 S. Maple Street, Tarkio, MO 64491. Please do not use the  Salvation Army envelopes that were inserted in last week’s Atchison County Mail. The wrong envelopes were shipped, and the address is wrong.