For more than 10 years, the Palmyra-Macedon Lions Club has been part of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign, first at the P & C and now at Walmart.

Through wind, rain, snow and hail, they’ve kept the bells ringing.

For more than 10 years, the Palmyra-Macedon Lions Club has been part of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign, first at the P & C and now at Walmart.

“We look forward to doing this every year,” said Ed Plesa, president.

With the Lions Club motto, “We Serve”, in mind, they were off and ringing, this year from Monday, Nov. 29 through Dec. 11, with two members stationed at each Walmart entrance.

“There’s always a need for community action to help out individuals,” Plesa said.

Monies collected in Wayne County stay in the county, said Rod Ballengee, Salvation Army divisional field representative for Divisional Headquarters.

“It’s always special when the children come and put their money in,” said Bonnie Hays, member. “You can tell the parents make it important.”

People want to help, even in poor economic times, she added.

Amazed by the people who give generous amounts, Plesa remembers the time an elderly woman walked with her cane through the snow to get to the kettle, dug around in her pocketbook and dropped in a large bill.

“She was probably on a limited income,” he said.

This year between $2,300 and $2,500 was raised by the Lions, up from last year.