The Alton Salvation Army is making a final push for donations heading into the weekend.  Lieutenant Teri Ellison says there are 17 red kettles around the Riverbend, and it is going to take a great effort on the part of the community to help them reach the goal of $114,000 collected this season.

She says as of Monday, they were 66% of the way there.

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A popular contest was added to this year's Red Kettle Campaign.  The "Where's Lieutenant" contest was a take off of the popular series "Where's Waldo."  The first person to see Lieutenant Bryan Ellison in uniform ringing bells would call a special number, and if they were the first to report him, they would win a $25 gift certificate to Applebees.  You can drop your donation in any Salvation Army red kettle by Christmas Eve.  

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