#RINGITON! 8 Bell Ringers To Compete For World Record
The Salvation Army’s World Record Bell Ringing Contest begins today!
Starting at 1:00 p.m. ET, eight Salvation Army staff and volunteers from across the country will attempt to set a new world record for continuous hand bell ringing by an individual at a red kettle, and help raise awareness for our 122nd annual Red Kettle Campaign.
Contestants must brave the elements – such as weather, fatigue, and hunger – while ringing a bell continuously, and are allowed five minutes of rest for every hour of ringing. Last year, Darrell Tureskis of Springfield, IL set the current record at 60 hours, and he’s back to defend his title.
And if you live nearby, we hope you’ll show your support by visiting these contestants at the following locations:
Stave Batzka, Fort Wayne, IN
Located at Kroger
5725 Coventry Land, Fort Wayne, IN
Ryan Gass, Roswell, NM
Located at Walgreens
1835 N. Main Street, Roswell, NM
Judy Grace, Bellevue, NE
Located at Bakers
3614 Twin Creek Drive, Bellevue, NE
Tim Hatmaker, Santa Maria, CA
Located at Foods. Co.
1465 S. Broadway, Santa Maria, CA
Joey Ostby, Salinas, CA
Located at Safeway Grocery Store
1546 N. Main Street, Salinas, CA
Jason Perkins, Suisun City, CA
Located at Walmart
2701 North Texas, Fairfield, CA
Mike Tunstall, Amaraillo, TX
Located at Walmart Supercenter
4610 S. Coulter Street, Amarillo, TX
Darrell Tureskis, Springfield, IL
Located at Schnucks Supermarket
2801 Chatham Road, Springfield, IL
**May the best bell ringer win!**