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Gold coin dropped in Salvation Army kettle in Spearfish

UNDATED – The Salvation Army has once again received a valuable coin which has now been a golden tradition in the Black Hills for 23 years. On Friday, December 13th, The Salvation Army received a 1-ounce 1983 Robert Frost gold coin concealed in a Peanuts cartoon. This monetary donation of good will was dropped into a Salvation Army Red Kettle at the Walmart in Spearfish.

Written on the cartoon: "Schultz, Santa and Salvation Army Red Kettles – Some traditions were meant to continue!! – Thanks For All The Good You Continue To Do!” The estimated value of the coin is currently $1500.00.

The Salvation Army is committed to “Fighting For Good” in the Black Hills and this is made possible by the generosity of the community in the donations that we receive in the kettles and mail in donations. The 2019 Christmas Spirit Campaign goal is $390,000. To date The Salvation Army has raised $152,064.87, or 39% of goal towards the overall goal of $390,000.

There are still opportunities to give – the red kettles will be out through Christmas Eve and year-end tax-deductible donations can be mailed to: The Salvation Army, 405 N. Cherry Ave. Rapid City, SD. 57701.

Funds raised locally are used at Christmas time to provide food for families and individuals, and toys for children, and used throughout the year to provide other basic financial and material assistance of food, clothing, household items, utility assistance, and more to those in our community in need.

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