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Salvation Army's red kettle gleams gold again

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) - The Salvation Army's red kettle at a Shopko in Sturgis has been looking more like a pot of gold for the past several years.

As has become an annual tradition, a gold coin was collected from the location Saturday. The gold pieces usually are wrapped in a "Peanuts" cartoon. But this year, the coin also was wrapped in a $100 bill.

Mayor Jim Beardsley said the coin itself is worth more than $1,600.

He says he's thrilled someone sees fit to keep giving the gift. Bell ringers enjoy it so much that they even fight over the location.

The red kettles citywide seemed to sparkle a little more this year than last. Beardsley says donations are up more than 12%.






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