The annual Salvation Army Kettle Kick Off was held at Freson Bros. on Friday, November 17. This year, The Salvation Army has set a goal to raise $60,000 from the kettle campaign, which will run until just before Christmas; in 2022 some $55,000 was raised. Kettles and mini kettles will be located throughout the Drumheller Valley, and a cashless option where donors can tap their phone, debit, or credit cards is also available and will rotate between three locations at Walmart, Extra Foods, and Freson Bros. All funds collected through the campaign, as well as the letter campaign, will remain local. Volunteers are still needed to fill some shifts, and anyone interested can contact The Salvation Army at 403-823-2215 for more information. At the kick off were (l-r) Cody Johnston, Salvation Army Major Robert Burrell, Salvation Army Community and Family Services and Anti-Violence coordinator Amanda Courtenay, kettle volunteer Heather Dyck, Fred Orosz, and Major Laura Burrell.