Watertown Salvation Army will surpass $80,000 red kettle campaign goal

January 2, 2024
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–The Watertown Salvation Army looks like it will surpass its red kettle campaign goal of raising $80,000 this Christmas season.

Commander Dennis Jolly says the kettles were out thru December 23rd, and they collected $79,919.

However, counter kettles are still out at various businesses in the community, and will be for a few more weeks, which will push the organization over the $80,000 goal.

A special fundraising day was largely responsible. On December 20th, First Premier Bank and Premier Bankcard matched every $20 bill dropped into a red kettle with a $20 match, as did Trav’s Outfitter of Watertown.

Jolly says on December 20th alone, $10,920 was raised.