Salvation Army finds gold coin in Normal red kettle

Salvation Army Mini Kettle
The local Salvation Army needs more than $100,000 to reach its 2016 goal by Christmas Eve. (WJBC file photo)

By Greg Halbleib

NORMAL – A gold coin has been found in one of the local Salvation Army red kettles.

The one-ounce Gold Kangaroo coin was found in a red kettle at Schnuck’s in Normal on Saturday. The agency says the coin has an estimated value of $1,200.

The local Salvation Army reports the red kettle drive has collected more than $136,000 toward the $240,000 goal. The agency says an anonymous donor will match up to $10,000 of all kettle donations this Friday.

The overall “Make a Difference” campaign has raised just over half of its goal of $490,000. The campaign ends Christmas Eve.


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