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Photo by Meg Heaton Looking slightly tired from the experience, Jeremy Lilyquist, left, and Derek Gilbert were nonetheless happy about the money they collected ringing "30 hours for $30,000. In the end, more than $37,000 was collected during the time period at their kettle, another marathon session in New Richmond and at three other sites.

Marathon kettle ringers net $37K

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The Salvation Army Red Kettle "ring 30 hours for $30,000" was a success and then some. The final total was $37,230.

Jeremy Lilyquist and Derek Gilbert of Anchor Insurance in Hudson rang from 5 a.m. Dec. 20 to 11 a.m. on Dec. 21. They were joined by Linda Lewis who rang in front of Walmart in New Richmond for 30 hours as well. The money they collected was added to the regular donations from four other sites in Hudson and New Richmond.


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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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