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by Doug Harvey
The Port Stanley Kettle Challenge
Top photo Donna Gilbert
Lower photo Rob Burns

The Port Stanley Kettle Challenge

December 15, 2017, Port Stanley, ON - Today the Port Stanley Lions Club launched its 2017 Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign. This annual Christmas Kettle Campaign is the largest Salvation Army fundraising drive of the year and would not be possible without the thousands of kettle workers who volunteer their time.

In Port Stanley the Lions, the Lioness, and the United Church organize the Christmas Kettle Campaign and supply volunteers in two locations, the Port Stanley Foodland, and the Port Stanley LCBO. Last year a total of $5,200 was collected from these two Port Stanley locations with the LCBO raising just over $200 more than Foodland. This year it got a little more personal with Donna Gilbert, the manager of the Port Stanley LCBO challenging Rob Burns, manager of the Port Stanley Foodland, to see what location could raise the most money during this years Christmas Kettle Campaign. Donna even offered to swap locations for the first day of the Christmas Kettle Campaign and work from the Foodland location giving Rob the more successful spot according to last years totals at the LCBO.

After short visits to both locations early in the day, it seemed that both locations were close and no one had a substantial lead, but when todays shift was over, there was a clear leader, and again it was Donna this time working at Foodland who collected the most at $289 versus $221 for Rob at the LCBO. With seven days left for volunteers to collect for this years Christmas Kettle Campaign, there is still time for you to make your donation at your favourite Port Stanley Kettle Challenge location.

Update: This years total Salvation Army 2017 Christmas Kettle Campaign collection for Port Stanley was $6,523.50 which exceeded last years collection by over $1,400. The winner of this years Christmas Kettle Campaign challenge goes to the Port Stanley LCBO which raised $3,286.65, only $50 more than the Port Stanley Foodland which raised $3,236.65. With collections being raised at only two locations over a ten day period, the totals show that Port Stanley does indeed have a generous holiday spirit.

Last Updated: Monday, 15 January 2018 13:05:45 PM EST

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