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Longboat Key Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 7 months ago

Kiwanis kick off bell-ringing scheduling on Longboat

Volunteers needed for annual fund-raising activity that begins Friday after Thanksgiving.
by: Eric Garwood Managing Editor

Kiwanis and Salvation Army . . . does that ring a bell? 

It should, and you can too. The Longboat Key chapter of the service club is gearing up for another year of its red-kettle drive at the Publix. Kiwanis member Ed Krepela is organizing a schedule of volunteer bellringers to take on the task. 

Bell-ringing is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Nov. 29 and continue daily until Christmas Eve. 75-minute blocks run each day until 5:45 p.m.

Volunteers need not be a member of the Kiwanis Club to take part, and money raised at the Longboat Key Publix stays in the Sarasota-Manatee area. In 2018, a donor who remained anonymous matched every $20 bill in the red kettle. Together, the Longboat red kettle drive raised more than $19,000, which was higher than any other Publix location. 

To volunteer, email Krepela at [email protected]




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