Bucket Brigade A Success

Donations during the KFIZ/107.1 The Bull Bucket Brigade ranged from small to very generous. The Fond du Lac Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle campaign benefits from donations collected in stations’ parking lot. Steve Pieper of Fond du Lac Firefighters Local 400 was among those collecting donations Friday. He says they enjoy helping out. Salvation Army Captain Steve Wilson was collecting when some bigger donations came in, checks for $600 and $250. Later Charles Schwab donated a check for $2,000. All donations were appreciated. Michels Corporation provided a match of up to $8,000. The overall campaign goal this season is $160,000.

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Update and photo caption: The Giant Red Kettle made a special appearance at this year’s 17th Annual Bucket Brigade and collected $9,162.52 from morning commuters along  254 Winnebago Drive.   Michels Corporation matched $8,000.  All total, the Dec. 2 event raised $17,162.52  in five hours.  Pictured are Bucket Brigade members (from left)  Firefighters Local 400 Fireman Shane, Miss Fond du Lac Teen Amber Wells, Santa and Mrs. Claus and Salvation Army Captain Steven Wilson.  Funds raised  will  help The Salvation Army reach it’s $160,000 Campaign Goal and build onto it’s 126 years of service to Fond du Lac County.