Third Annual Celebrity Bell Ringing held Tuesday

"At right are celebrity bell ringers Phil Carter, YMCA, and Jerrilynn Hadley, with T. Dickson Law Firm. Tuesday was a...

“At right are Phil Carter, with the YMCA, and Jerrilynn Hadley, with the T. Dickson Law Firm,who rang Salvation Army bells from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on a chilly Tuesday morning to encourage passersby to drop in spare change to benefit families that the Salvation Army helps during the Christmas Season. (Photo by Bonnie West) Tuesday was a giving day for downtown Tacoma workers who were greeted with ringing bells at Salvation Army stands set up at the corner of 11th and Pacific.Volunteers from a number of businesses gave up an hour of their workday to ring the proverbial holiday bells during the Third Annual Celebrity Bell Ringing. They invited passing pedestrians to drop in spare change for services to families.The bell-ringing time slots were filled from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. by celebrities from YMCA, T. Dickson Law Firm, Thomas Cook, Sandra Baker & Associates, Frank Russell Co., Bratrud Middleton, Columbia Bank, and Tacoma Rescue Mission among others. They’ve brought their warm hearts and cold hands to help, said Salvation Army Major Tom Morrow of the chilled volunteers ringing their bells and waving to passing cars. Mid-morning, the Salvation Army’s brass quartet played Christmas music to brighten spirits.We helped them create this event, said Liz Heath of Morgan Heath Consulting. The Salvation Army is reaching out into the corporate community to help with raising money for services for families. “

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