Mixed results in Salvation Army kettle drive
By GUY FLETCHER
The season of giving provided mixed results for Tri-State area Salvation Army chapters, which say some kettles filled faster than others.
The Hagerstown chapter reported taking in just under $50,000 in donations at its nine kettle locations, having set a goal in November of raising $55,000 during the holiday season at its nine kettle locations.
"It's always a disappointment when you don't make a goal," said Harry Barger, business administrator for the Hagerstown chapter.
Barger said what makes not meeting the goal even more of a problem is that the Hagerstown chapter expects to see a cut in its annual appropriation from the United Way of Washington County. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is also cutting assistance to various Washington County agencies by $9,000 this year, he said.