Bell-ringers start season, meet U.S. senator

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 25 November 2013 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

HOLLEY – The red kettles came out in Holley today, and two members of the American Legion stood in the freezing cold, seeking donations.

Legion Commander Chuck Eberhardt, left, and Al Pulcino (top photo) were outside the Eastern Orleans Community Center in the Public Square on the first day of the fund-raising drive in Holley.

The money raised stays in Orleans County and goes to local agencies, including Community Action, which sets the schedule for the volunteers.

Community Action needs more volunteers for red kettle sites in Holley, Albion and Medina. The agency has set a $23,000 fund-raising goal for this holiday season.

To volunteer, call 589-5605 and ask for Annette Finch.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand steps outside the Eastern Orleans Community Center in Holley this afternoon after serving lunch and packing Thanksgiving food baskets. Gillibrand spotted the volunteers at the red kettle and made a donation.