By Dale Hemmila
The association is capitalizing on the significant number of visitors who drive-through to view the neighborhood’s lively and colorful Christmas decorations and displays to help boost the Salvation Army’s fund raising campaign.
This is the fourth year Sherman Woods residents have worked with the Salvation Army to set up a Red Kettle on selected dates in December. Last year’s campaign raised more than $3,000 for the Salvation Army and was one of the more significant Red Kettle contribution locations in St. Clair County.
“This began three years ago as an opportunity to take advantage of the interest in our neighborhood’s Christmas spirit to raise funds for the Red Kettle campaign,” said Fred Kemp, Sherman Woods Homeowners Association president. “Our residents are proud of their displays and have been generous with their time and money to give back to the community. Holiday season visitors to our neighborhood have also been generous with their contributions. ”
The Red Kettle, which will be located at the corner of Armour Street and LaSalle Boulevard, will be manned by Sherman Woods resident volunteers who will be ringing the bell between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., on Friday and Saturday December 6 and 7 and again on December 13 and 14.