Volunteers needed for annual fund-raising activity that begins Friday after Thanksgiving.
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]