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Salvation Army Elgin Corps Community Center Kicks-Off Annual Red Kettle Christmas Campaign

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Alyse Chadwick

WHAT: Join The Salvation Army Elgin Corps as they celebrate the start of the holiday season at their Red Kettle Campaign Kick-Off Ceremony on Wednesday, November 14, at Otto Engineering in Carpentersville.

This festive celebration will include musical performances by the jazz and choral ensembles from Dundee-Crown High School. The 2012 Elgin Red Kettle Campaign Chair Senator Michael Noland will kick off the campaign. The evening will culminate in the ringing of the 'Captain's Bell' signifying the official start of the Christmas season.

The kick-off is FREE and open to the public, a joyous start to the annual Red Kettle campaign which generates nearly 70 percent of the funds used year-round to provide programs and services to people in need. Our iconic red kettles will hit the streets in Elgin and Carpentersville on Thursday, November 15.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 14, 2012; 6-7:30 p.m.

Refreshments and entertainment from 6-7 p.m.

Formal program kicks off at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Otto Engineering

1800 S Lincoln Ave, Carpentersville

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