The Preston and Fountain Red Kettle Campaign coordinators wished to inform all that the final tally for this year's Preston Red Kettle Ringing Day is $4,754.85!

This was the 10th year of Preston's Red Kettle Day and in those 10 years a grand total of $26,190.05 has been raised. The committee noted that a collection of $817.04 was taken in 2004 and Preston's support has grown to raising over $4,000 each year since 2011.

The committee members extend a "very big thank you" to everyone who took time out of their busy holiday schedules to ring the bell and to those who gave so generously to the kettle.

The efforts and donations stay in Fillmore County helping friends and neighbors in need.

Members of the 2013 committee are Sheila Craig, Sue Hovey, Nancy Byrne and Barb Scheevel.