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Salvation Army hears second clink of gold

The gold just keeps flowing into Salvation Army kettles this season.

Somebody dropped a 2 1/2-peso gold coin in bell-ringer Carolyn Roberts’ kettle at the Francis Avenue Fred Meyer store this week. The coin, minted in 1945, is worth about $61.

On Dec. 7, a one-ounce Liberty Eagle gold piece worth more than $1,100 was dropped into a kettle at the Wandermere Fred Meyer.

“This is the sort of competition we really like; we are wondering who will be next,” said Capt. Kyle Smith, of the Salvation Army in Spokane.


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