Brother bell ringers

Mason and Derek Borchardt volunteered their time during their Thanksgiving vacation to ring bells at Pat’s Foods in Florence, Wis., for the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign. The boys were visiting their grandparents, Mel and Connie DeGroot, who supervised their ringing. Volunteers continue to be needed this month. Volunteers can sign up for an hour or two as their schedules permit for locations at Riverside Liquor and Party Store in Spread Eagle, Wis.; Pat’s Foods in Florence; and the Aurora BP/Liquor Store in Aurora, Wis. Those wishing to share their time to help those in need can contact coordinator Karen Wertanen at 715-528-4744. Funds are used in Florence County to provide direct, local emergency assistance not only at Christmas time but throughout the year. Donations for the Salvation Army also can be sent to Great North Bank, P. O. Box 500, Florence WI 54121.