The Salvation Army is closing down its annual kettle campaign at 3 pm Tuesday.
A week ago, things were looking grim. However, Lt. Lynn Lopez says things have turned around in a hurry -- and there is a chance the drive can reach the goal of $42,000.
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Donations were sitting around $15,000 before the Badges United fundraiser involving Emporia firefighters, Emporia Police and Lyon County deputies on Dec. 14. Lopez says a lot of volunteer groups have helped over the past week.
Nationwide, kettle donations have lagged behind expectations across the country this holiday season. Poor weather and a shorter holiday shopping seasons are among the reasons blamed.
For more information on the kettle campaign, call 342-3093.