It's a sound that is ubiquitous this time of year.  As we go store to store getting gifts for our loved one, it's like a holiday soundtrack that follows you wherever you go.

Yes, the bell ringer!  The wonderful soul that stands outside no matter what the temperature, to help raise money for the Salvation Army.  This year, Hy-Vee wants to up the ante.

It's a great time of year for a friendly competition.  And since it's for a great cause...everybody is a winner!

Salvation Army Kicks-Off Holiday Bell Ringing Season
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Quad Cities Hy-Vee Stores are Bell Ringing for the Season

"Quad Cities Hy-Vee stores are having a friendly competition to see who can raise the most money for The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. Thursday, Dec 8th from 3-7, Hy-Vee employees only will be ringing the bells and enticing their customers to help them win bragging rights."

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How Much Gets Raised

"Last year 42.73% of the total amount raised came from the Quad Cities Hy-Vee stores. Come see what the stores are doing to win this competition and entice their customers for bragging rights. Learn how much money the Quad Cities Hy-Vee stores raised last year and their goal this year.

All funds raised stay right here in the Quad Cities and will be used for programs and services The Salvation Army offers."

Salvation Army In San Francisco Launches Annual Red Kettle For Holiday Donations
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Quad Cities Bell Ringing Competition Details

WHAT: Quad Cities Bell Ringing Competition

WHEN: Thursday, December 8th from 3:00pm – 7:00pm

WHERE: All Quad Cities Hy-Vee store

TYCOGA Vineyard & Winery

TYCOGA Vineyard & Winery in DeWitt, IA is allowing you to enjoy their patio during the winter months. Rent one of their heated igloos to enjoy their award-winning wine and wood-fired pizzas with your 7 closest wine friends.

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