Released 10 November 2011
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Faithe Colas, Community Relations Director
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YOU’RE INVITED TO THE SALVATION ARMY
MILWAUKEE COUNTY RED KETTLE CHRISTMAS
FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY
WHO: Everyone is invited to
celebrate Christmas with The
Salvation Army at the Red Kettle Kickoff.
WHAT: The Salvation Army Red Kettle
Kickoff event “kicks off” our bell ringing season and
fun for the entire family. Enjoy musical performances by The Salvation Army
Brass Ensemble and the MPS Alumni & Homeless Choir, special guest
appearance by radio sportscaster & former Green Bay Packer Gary Ellerson,
Salvation Army Mascot Captain Food Fight and “Tom Burgermeister”
Close Up Magic
and Sleight of Hand Artist will entertain children of all ages, and adults too.
Free hot cocoa, refreshments, food, games and caricature artist
every guest. The event is free and open to the entire community.
The first 100 guests will receive tickets to the 2011 Holiday Folk Fair, The
Salvation Army 2011 Brass Band Christmas Carol cd and a chance to enter the
drawing for autographed photos of Former NFL Green Bay Packer Gary Ellerson!
WHEN: Saturday, November 12th
MPS Alumni and Homeless Choir 4-5 p.m.
Program 5:00-5:25 pm
The Salvation Army Big Red Kettle Lighting Ceremony 5:30 p.m.
event is free and open to the public
WHERE: Wisconsin State Fair Grounds
Near Pettit Ice
Enter at Gate 6 south of the freeway on 84th Street
Parking is free
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal
has been supporting those in need in His name without
1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive
assistance from The Salvation
Army each year through the broadest array
of social services that range
from providing food for the hungry, relief
for disaster victims,
assistance for the disabled, outreach to the
elderly and ill, clothing and
shelter to the homeless and opportunities
for underprivileged children.
Nationally, approximately 84 cents of
every dollar raised is used to
support those services in nearly 9,000
communities nationwide. For more
information, go to http://www.SAmilwaukee.org