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.