The Tree of Lights "Official Family" has been announced by the Alton office. The Botterbush family of Kevin, Julie, Kathleen, Johnathan and KJ will be the acting Chair-Family of this year's campaign. This year’s Red Kettle campaign is aiming for $99,000.
Alton Salvation Army Kettle Coordinator Greg Gelzinnis tells The Big Z the Botterbush family has deep roots with The Salvation Army, going back to Kevin's father and his late-brother Ray.
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Volunteers to ring the bells are being recruited right now, and Gelzinnis says you can learn more by calling 465-7764. Eighty-five percent of all money raised during the Red Kettle Campaign stays here in the community.