Throughout Rutherford County there are bell ringers helping the local Salvation Army. This is the Murfreesboro Army's primary fund raiser.
The "miracle" of Christmas is repeated over and over with the chiming of bells and the traditional red kettle serving as symbol of hope for many local persons who are homeless and in need. The money donated funds the activities at the Murfreesboro Salvation Army on highway 99 at West Main Street. They help needy families, seniors, and the homeless, in keeping with the spirit of the season.
Left photo: Murfreesboro Rotarian Amanda Oliver rings the bell while a shopper makes a donation.
Donations provide Christmas dinners, clothing, and toys for families in need. Financial assistance also helps with basic necessities, along with seasonal aid. Families of prisoners often are included.
Great Day For Bell Ringing
Saturday (12/1/2012) proved to be a great day with temps in the 60s and lots of sunshine. (Photo Below L-R) Murfreesboro Rotary Club members Melissa Cassidy and Carolyn Johnston appear to have developed the proper bell ringing technique with the new miniature bells that the Salvation Army unveiled this year.
Rotary Pancake Breakfast
The Murfreesboro Rotary Club has been involved in community service, since the day it was founded in 1919. The local Rotarians are also planning another community event on the following Saturday (12/8/2012).
Club President Elect Mark King said, "It's our Annual Christmas Pancake Breakfast with an all you can eat breakfast, plus live Christmas music, and word is Santa will be there."
The Murfreesboro Rotary Pancake Breakfast starts at 7:00 o'clock next Saturday morning and continues until 10:30AM. It's in the cafeteria at Middle Tennessee Christian School. King noted that tickets are $5.00 and will be available at the door.