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She Did it! 24-hours of straight Bell Ringing for the Red Kettle


Onalaska, WISCONSIN (WXOW) – After 24-hours straight of standing by the Salvation Army red kettle, West Salem Senior Anna Lattos, put her bells down Friday morning.

Lattos volunteers at the Salvation Army and decided to ring bells for a whole day at the Onalaska Festival. She started Thursday at 10 a.m. And rang her last bell Friday morning.

Lattos had set a goal to raise $1,000. As of midnight, she had surpassed that goal raising $2,900.

Fighting back tears, Lattos explained how amazing the journey was to News 19.

"People came in and dropped in $100 bills and that happened a lot," Lattos said. "It amazes me how wonderful our community is. I am so happy that our community could raise so much money for the Salvation Army."

Lattos decided to take on the bell ringing challenge in part because she wanted to do something unique for her senior exit project, which is required to graduate. But, she said the main reason was the people she had met at the Salvation Army.

Lattos believes she raised more than $4,000, but the Salvation Army has not released a final total at this time.

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