The first Kettles and Helmets Super Bowl Party to benefit The Salvation Army Longview Kelso Temple Corps was a huge success! In my opinion this was the easiest benefit we have had the opportunity to help create mainly due to the willingness and ingenuity of The Electric Bean, who were Super Excited to host this event. They provided an amazing venue, volunteers to set up and tear down, positive people and great coffee!

Another success we had were the local bars and taverns that hosted kettles. We would like to thank U-Dub Sports Pub and Grub, Kelso Theater Pub, Longview Moose Lodge, Axis Sports Bar, The Shamrock Tavern and The American Legion for allowing us to place kettles in their establishments. We were told by every bar tender and manager that it brought a great element to their Super Bowl parties; U-Dub Sports Pub and Grub even passed the kettle during the game!

The Salvation Army Longview Kelso Temple Corps staff was detailed and ready to make this event amazing! Trish and a few volunteers made scrumptious treats for the event and Holly, Bobbie and Janice kept us on track with printed material. Pat painted all the kettles to make sure they looked their best and he and Karen made sure to drop them all off at the right places. Captain Dave was our cheerleader!

KettlesHelmetsKettleSignsWe had fun creating the flyers and kettle stand signs! We think they turned out very exciting!

Karen and I had a great time making connections with managers of each hosting establishment and even got to follow up when we collected the kettles after the game and made sure they knew Pat would be following up the next day to pick up the kettle stands.

We were excited to find out how well this fundraiser did but most importantly we had fun while making more connections in our community!

We were excited to find out how well this fundraiser did but most importantly we had fun while making more connections in our community and all the people that were having a great time. We also took joy in Captain Dave having all the chicken wings his heart desired…since Captain Lola was not there…

With all the ways The Salvation Army Longview-Kelso Temple Corps serves our community: providing a hot lunch every Monday through Friday, vouchers for those who need a hand up, food boxes twice a week, spiritual guidance and a friendly listener. We think EVERY DAY IS A GOOD DAY TO GIVE TO THE SALVATION ARMY.

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