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Bell ringer gets closer to the record

A group of carolers sing outside the Walmart in Fairfield as Salvation Army Kroc Center director Jason Perkins continues his quest to set the world record for bell ringing, in support of the Salvation Army's annual red kettle drive, Wednesday. (Heather Ah San/Daily Republic)

A group of carolers sing outside the Walmart in Fairfield as Salvation Army Kroc Center director Jason Perkins continues his quest to set the world record for bell ringing, in support of the Salvation Army's annual red kettle drive, Wednesday. (Heather Ah San/Daily Republic)

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From page A12 | December 13, 2012 |

FAIRFIELD — Salvation Army Kroc Center director Jason Perkins had been on his feet, ringing his tiny Salvation Army Bell, for 33 straight hours Wednesday night and he had no intention of stopping there: He had another 27 hours to go.

Perkins is one of eight volunteers across the country who began ringing the bell Tuesday in hopes of beating the 60-hour ringfest last year. According to Kroc Center’s Capt. Jonathan Harvey, three of the eight competitors had dropped out by Wednesday night.

Despite the cold weather, Perkins said he still felt good after reaching the halfway point.

“I’ve had some good support this year from our staff,” he said.

To keep Perkins’ spirits up, several supporters from the community came out to sing carols and ring bells with him. Even more supporters will be back again Thursday to help Perkins reach the 60-hour record at 10:10 p.m.

Reach Heather Ah San at 427-6977 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HeatherMalia.

Heather Ah San

Heather Ah San

Heather Ah San covers Rio Vista, features and general news for the Daily Republic. She received her bachelors of art degree from the University of Oregon.
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