Barnes County Salvation Army organizers are gearing up for this year's annual red kettle drive, which begins Friday. Shown here are from left to right Dave Carlsrud, bell ringing chairman; Lee Isensee, chairman; and Joe Lunde, bell ringing chairman.
Barnes County's Salvation Army annual red kettle drive begins this week on Black Friday. Organizers hope to raise $40,000 this year, $10,000 more than the goal last year, but still less than the record-breaking amount raised last year.
This year's fundraising campaign begins Friday, Nov. 29, and lasts until Christmas Eve. The familiar red kettles will be set up at Leevers Foods, Marketplace Foods and Shopko in Valley City.
Read more in Monday's Times-Record.