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.
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