Message of the Day – Santa

Each year for the last fifteen years a thin Santa has been ringing a Salvation Army bell outside of Dollar Video in Crystal Lake.

It doesn’t matter if the temperature is in the forties or there’s a blinding wind.

His name is P. J. Studley.

He’s there every time I bring back a video or one of my son’s game.

You may remember the praise the Salvation Army got from men from the First United Methodist Church of Crystal Lake who went down to Mississippi to fix a roof and remodel a bathroom.

The Red Cross had pulled out, but the Salvation Army was still there.

If you want to help ring bells, call the Crystal Lake office at 815-455-2769.

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