TOPEKA -- We know it's July from all this heat, but did you know this week, it's Christmas in July? Volunteers are ringing bells now through Saturday for the Topeka Salvation Army's summertime fundraising kettle campaign. Assistance could help the food pantry, or help Topekans with the rent or utilities this summer.
Topping off the week of bell ringing, will be a community banquet featuring a brass ensemble, local award presentations, and keynote speaker, Major Andy Miller, Divisional Secretary for Program for the Salvation Army in Kansas and Western Missouri. There will also be a memorabilia display featuring items from the Salvation Army’s early history in Topeka, dating back to 1896.
Banquet tickets are available by contacting Aaron Anderson at CoreFirst Bank. 13's Ralph Hipp is hosting the thank you dinner this weekend.
“Because need knows no season, we are confident that the good citizens of Topeka will rise to the occasion and contribute what they can during the “Christmas in July” kettle campaign,” Yockey said.