Now, this definitely sounds like a challenge.

Lubbock Mayor Tray Payne, the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office and the Grinch will help the local Salvation Army take part in a national campaign to raise $1.5 million in 4 hours on December 9.

Salvation Army National Commander, Commissioner Kenneth Hodder, is challenging select Salvation Army cities across the country to collectively raise $1.5 million in 4 hours. One of them being us.

The motivation behind the Red Kettle Challenge is to collectively bring together select cities across the country to remind people about the vital importance of the Red Kettle Campaign and inspire and encourage those communities to fill a single Kettle to overflowing in a 4-hour timeframe.

They are encouraging people to venture out to the Walmart at Quaker/114th on December 9th between 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. and help us fill that kettle up. Other Red Kettles will be in operation at many other local stores on the 9th, however, only the Red Kettle at Walmart/114th will take part in the National Challenge.

Just as is the case with all Red Kettle Campaign funds, every penny raised remains right here in Lubbock to assist our local friends and families who are experiencing a crisis.

Mayor Payne and the Grinch will be dueling bellringers between 5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office will be there for all 4 hours giving out goodies and ringing bells, a gifted soloist will be singing seasonal songs and Christmas Carols and The Salvation Army canteen will be on-site giving out coffee and hot chocolate.

So come hang out and let's beat this challenge.

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