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Bossier Schools Crowned Reigning Red Kettle Champions 
Posted 12/11/20

Photo of woman putting money in the kettle and employees staffing itBells were ringing throughout Bossier Parish as scores of students and employees spent the first Saturday of December staked out in front of stores as part of the 7th Annual Red Kettle Challenge.

The friendly competition between Bossier and Caddo Schools has become a favorite tradition as the two districts try to raise at least one more dollar than the other to benefit The Salvation Army. Since the Red Kettle Challenge began, it has easily become the organization’s biggest one-day holiday fundraiser.

Beautiful weather and friendly faces greeted shoppers who were encouraged to drop whatever they could into the kettles to help others in need. The outpouring of community support was incredible; so much so, it took five days before all the cash could be counted and a winner announced. 

At the end of the day, Bossier Schools was named the 2020 Red Kettle Challenge Champion after collecting more than $6,570. Caddo raised $5,469, amounting to the two school systems’ grand total of $12,039.78.  

"The spirited competition between Bossier and Caddo Schools is always a breath of fresh air for the Red Kettle campaign,” said Lt. Jamaal Ellis, Commander of The Salvation Army Shreveport Corps. “This successful kettle season is especially important with the challenges we have faced due to COVID." 

While Bossier Schools is excited to be the reigning Red Kettle Champions, why we do it is most important of all. Helping our fellow neighbors during their time of need is the reason for the season.