Red Kettle Ringers Beat 2010 Record!
December 17, 2011, at 12:01 a.m.–just after midnight–15 Salvation Army bell ringers in cities across the country surpassed the world record set in 2010 for the longest continuous handbell ringing at a Red Kettle. Many of the individuals continued to ring past last year’s record time and kept moving toward a new high mark. Ringing well into their second consecutive night of non-stop standing, fasting and supporting the Mission of The Salvation Army, the ringers endured hardship and sacrifices to raise money to help others in need. Many media covered the record breaking feats, and a large group of supporters continued to follow the progress online in social media, including on Twitter at the hashtag #RingItOn.
Participants who broke the record include:
- Ryan Althaus; Louisville, KY
- Captain Quentin Boyle; Peru, IL
- Ken Fankhauser; Anchorage, AK
- Lieutenant Matthew Jensen; Santa Maria, CA
- Alan Jermyn; Gulfport, MS
- Matt Linville; Mount Air, NC
- Leilan McNally; Indianapolis, IN
- Captain Kenneth Perine; San Diego, CA
- Jason Perkins; Suisun City, CA
- Daniel Perry; Pittsburg, KS
- Saundra Shearon; Cleburne, TX
- Captain Marcelino Soriano; San Francisco, CA
- Tiga Stevenson; St Cloud, MN
- Caleb Stokes; Indianapolis, IN
- Darrell Tureskis; Springfield, IL
Come back often to see who outlasts them all.