Salvation Army Exceeds 2018 Red Kettle Campaign Goal

Photo: The Salvation Army of Fond du Lac County and
community partners announced the 2018 Red Kettle Campaign reached, and
exceeded, its 165,000 goal.  Gueller’s Photography captures smiles from
representatives making the announcement.  Front row, from left:  Major
Jon  Welch and Major Kim Welch of The Salvation Army; Emily Lackas, of
Goebel Insurance and Financial Inc.; Betty Koenigs, of Mid States Aluminum;
Christy Warner, of Society Insurance; Victoria Mayes, of Holiday Automotive;
Amy Ortega, of Open Road Harley Davidson; middle row: Jed Keller, of National
Exchange Bank Foundation, Inc.; Dwight Halfmann; Chad Mongin, of Westshore
Group; Erik Peterson, of holiday Automotive; Joe Moore, of the Red Kettle
Leadership Team, FDL city manager; Brian Kuhnz, of Sunny 97-7, 95-1 & 96-1
The Rock; Dawn Mueller-Stacey, of the Red Kettle Leadership Team, KFIZ, 107.1
The Bull; Ron Jacobson, of The Salvation Army; Adam Ortega, of Open Road Harley
Davidson; Sarah Dowidat, of the Red Kettle Leadership Team, Envision Greater
Fond du Lac; top row: FDL Fire/Rescue and Local 400 members Steve Pieper, Mike
Spencer, Fire Chief Peter O’Leary and Rick Faris.

The Salvation Army of Fond du Lac County has announced that
they exceeded their $165,000 goal for the 2018 Red Kettle Campaign. The
campaign raised more than $180,000 for the Salvation Army, and was aided by
donations from people in the community, bell ringing efforts by both
individuals and groups and efforts by local businesses to encourage donations. Included
in those efforts was the 19
th-annual Bucket Brigade hosted by KFIZ
and 107.1 The Bull, where over $41,000 was raised thanks to community donations
and a $15,000 match from Michels Corporation. “We just really appreciate
everybody that rang bells, that gave in the kettle, that sent in checks, that
dropped off some funds, and just helped in all different ways. Thank you,
everybody,” Major Jon Welch said.