Watertown Salvation Army announces Red Kettle kick off event

WATERTOWN, S.D.–The Watertown Salvation Army has announced it will kick off its 2023 Kettle Bell Ringing campaign at 4:30 on the afternoon of November 9th with an event at Trav’s Outfitter.

Attendees will hear from Salvation Army Captains Dennis and Kelly Jolly, as they announce the 2023 Christmas season fundraising goal and encourage the entire community to join in their fundraising efforts.

This season will see the iconic Salvation Army red kettles popping up all over Watertown starting in mid-November. Funds raised each Christmas season help support local Salvation Army services—such as food, utility assistance, and more—both during the holidays and year-round.

Last year’s Kettle Bell Ringing goal was $78,000.