Jewett Mayo Pettry is a Salvation Army Bell Ringer

How I Got Involved in the Red Kettle Campaign

My friend, who was ringing bells for The Salvation Army, encouraged me last year to join him in ringing bells. He told me that I’d be perfect because I love to talk and I am a people person. I decided to give it a try and after a week, I knew I would stay for the remainder of the season and come back the following year.

Why I Love Being a Bell Ringer

I never got married and never had children so it gives me great satisfaction to be bell ringer during the Christmas season. I dress up as Santa Claus and hand out candy to children who stop by the red kettle. Nothing gives me more joy than ringing those bells and brightening people’s day when they come shopping at the store I’m at.