3 Bell Ringers Remain At Hour 48 of World Record Contest

Approaching 48 hours of nonstop ringing, Jason Perkins of Suisun City, CA is one of three finalists in the World Record Bell Ringing Contest.

After 48 hours of nonstop bell ringing, three volunteer bell ringers remain in an attempt to break the current world record of 60 hours. Among them is Darrell Tureskis, competing to defend his title as the World Record Bell Ringer.

Current contestants include:

Ryan GassRoswell, NM 

Located at: Walgreens

1835 N. Main Street, Roswell, NM

Jason Perkins, Suisun City, CA

Located at: Walmart

2701 North Texas, Fairfield, CA

Find him on Twitter: @GoKroc

Darrell Tureskis, Springfield, IL

Located at: Schnucks Supermarket

2801 Chatham Road, Springfield, IL

Find him on Twitter: @SpfldRedShield


Last night after 28 hours of bell ringing, contestant Judy Grace of Bellevue, NE humbly bowed out from the competition. At 3:00 a.m. in the bitter cold of Amarillo, TX this morning, contestant Mike Tunstall laid down his bell after nearly 41 hours. And shortly thereafter, Steve Batzka of Fort Wayne, IN resigned. A huge thanks to Judy, Mike and Steve for their excellent efforts, and for their help in providing Christmas assistance to so many in need!

If you’re in Springfield, IL, Fairfield, CA or Roswell, NM – we hope you’ll show some support to these bell ringers with a cup of coffee or a high-five!

Only 12 hours remain until the current record is achieved yet again. Who will reign as champion? Help us cheer on the competitors by joining the conversation on Twitter with #Ringiton, and stay tuned here and on our Facebook page (SalvationArmyUSA) for updates!