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Last year Salvation Army bellringer Helen McCombie, center, came within $2,000 of goal to raise $30,000 in 30 hours. She had the support of family like daughter Catherine, right, and Hudson Mayor Dean Knudson, left, as well as friends and strangers. This is the fourth year McCombie will be outside County Market ringing for 30 hours straight. She begins her effort at 5 a.m. Dec. 16 and rings through to noon on Dec. 17. Star-Observer file photo

Helen McCombie is Salvation Army's baddest bellringer

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Helen McCombie is becoming something of a holiday tradition in Hudson. This year marks the fourth time McCombie will man a Salvation Army red kettle outside of County Market in an effort to "raise $30,000 in 30 hours."


She will begin at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16 and finish at noon on Dec. 17. "But it all depends on how close I come. Last year we held out for a couple more hours hoping we could raise a little more," said McCombie.

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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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