‘Celebrities’ in the community are out ringing bells for a good cause.
Each year the Salvation Army has bell ringers stand next to red kettles that have become synonymous with holiday giving.
And from now until Christmas Eve, there will be notable figures out ringing bells for the Prince William Salvation Army across the county, according to Volunteer Coordinator Catie Murphy.
Elected officials including Delegates Rich Anderson and Mike Futrell, Manassas Mayor Hal Parish, Manassas City Council Members Ian Lovejoy and Marc Aveni, and many others will be working hard to raise Red Kettle funds for the Salvation Army, stated Murphy.
The ‘celebrities’ shared why it’s so important to give back to the community and assist with bell ringing for the Salvation Army.
“It was an honor to spend some time ringing the bell in support of our local Salvation Army’s efforts to help those in need in our community. It was especially rewarding to have my children, Leo, Natalia, and Marina with me. Not only did their spontaneous Christmas carols make our time even more enjoyable, but they also learned the value of service to others; particularly those who are less fortunate,” said Supervisor Mike May.
And Dumfries Town Councilman William Murphy said that bell ringing at the Red Kettle is “…a tradition that helps people year round and [represents] Christmas Spirit. I am happy to help.”