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Jeremy Lilyquist, left, and Derek Gilbert, right, were joined by Congressman Sean Duffy and Salvation Army Director Duana Bremer, middle, at the start of their 30-hour bell-ringing marathon. Lilyquist and Gilbert began ringing bells in front of Hudson County Market grocery store at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, and didn't quit until Friday evening, Dec. 20. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Margaret A. Ontl)

Salvation Army bell-ringers reach their goal: $50,000-plus

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The marathon bell-ringing session for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign kicked off in Hudson on Thursday, Dec. 19, in front of County Market grocery at 1 p.m.

Jeremy Lilyquist and Derek Gilbert ran bells for the next 30 hours, raising $51,198 in money and pledges for the Salvation Army. They reached the $50,000 goal at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, with an hour to spare.

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