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Salvation Army Launches Annual Kettle Kickoff

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Starting Thursday, Christmas bells are ringing once again.

The Belmont County Salvation Army held its annual Kettle Campaign kickoff Thursday afternoon at the Ohio Valley Mall.

Volunteer bell ringers stood ready to start their season's duties, while music was provided by St. John's Chorus and the Martins Ferry Purple Riders' wind ensemble.

Major Louis Patrick of the Salvation Army says they need to raise about 100-thousand dollars each Christmas season, and he says Ohio Valley people are generous.