Lander's Bell Ringers rang up a record this year

The Lander Red Kettle Campaign for the Salvation Army was a resounding success and a testament to the generosity of the Lander Community, coordinator Linda Hudson said Wednesday. At the Rotary Club of Lander's noon luncheon, Hudson reported that total receipts, to date, totaled $10,009.22, an all-time high and about $1,000 more than last year. "There still may be a few more dollars to come in, but this would not have been possible without the support of our many volunteers from the community" she said. "We are blessed to live in such a giving community." In addition to Rotary, the Lander Kiwanis and Lions Clubs participated, along with churches and high school groups such as Interact. "It makes a difference when your friends and neighbors are there ringing the bell and greeting you," Hudson said. Of every dollar given, Hudson said 90 percent stays right here in Lander, supporting families in the community. The Salvation Army provides assistance to the needy through the First Stop Help Center, located at Trinity Episcopal Church. *Feature Photo: Mayor Del McOmie and community leaders gathered at Lander City Hall for the kick-off of the Red Kettle Campaign earlier this month. * #county10 #news