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Longboat Key Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 1 year ago

Longboat bell ringers tops again

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Club raises more than $15,000.
by: Eric Garwood Managing Editor

Longboat Key's Kiwanis Club again collected more donations in its holiday-season kettle drive for the Salvation Army than any other civic group in the Sarasota-Manatee county area. 

The drive, which started the day after Thanksgiving and ran through the afternoon of Christmas Eve at the Bay Isles Publix, raised $15,291.63. For about a decade, the club has been the Salvation Army's top kettle-drive producer. In 2016, the club raised $14,037.43. 

Club members, members of other organizations, town officials and other volunteers filled a schedule that consisted of 217 shifts that each spanned an hour and 15 minutes.  Kiwanis member Reg Ware coordinated the drive.

Related: Ringing in the holiday spirit

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