The Red Kettle Campaign of the Salvation Army is off to a slow start, but agency officials have faith things will pick up.  This year’s Red Kettle campaign goal $103,000, which is lower that the total raised last year.  So far, the campaign has raised about one-fourth of that 

But Alton Salvation Army Lieutenant Teri Ellison says they received a special donation over the weekend – a gold coin. 

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She says the overall goal for this fundraising season, which includes all campaigns, is $262,000.  One of their greatest needs this time of year is toys.  Today is the annual Children's Day broadcast from 6am to Noon.  We'll suspend some of our regular programming to spend time with guests from the Salvation Army and play extra Christmas music to get you in the mood to support the local charity. 


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