Rare Coin Dropped Into Canton Kettle

Salvation Army

‘Secret Santa’ does it again in Canton.

The Canton Salvation Army says for a third year in a row, a rare gold coin has been found in one of their red kettles.

Lt. Sarah Eddy says a gold Double-Eagle coin has been discovered in a red kettle at the Canton Hy-Vee store.

The secret benefactor, who revealed their identity last year, plans to buy back the $1,200 coin, and donate the money to the Corps. Last year, the donor bought back a gold coin for $1,500, a boon to the annual Tree of Lights campaign.

“This Christmas campaign has been filled with some wonderful moments,” Eddy said, “and we are so blessed that this donor has chosen again to share their blessings with our Salvation Army.”

To date, the Canton Salvation Army has raised $32,407 towards this year’s goal of $59,500.

The Salvation Army kettles will run through Dec. 23. Donations can also be mailed to The Salvation Army, 176 S. 1st Avenue, Canton, Illinois 61520, or via credit card HERE.



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