The Salvation Army Wins with the Caddo-Bossier School Challenge
Shreveport, LA. (December 21, 2016) – Caddo and Bossier students participated in the second annual Red Kettle Ringing Competition to benefit the Salvation Army. Students from both parishes manned the Red Kettles throughout the Shreveport-Bossier communities. “These kids were great,” says Major Ed Binnx Commanding Officer for the Salvation Army of Northwest Louisiana, “They really got into the spirit of the season and raised a lot of money.” The students raised a total of $7,694.05. Caddo was declared the challenge winner bringing in a total of $4044.16. Bossier students raised $3,649.89.
Scott Smith, Superintendent of Bossier Schools said, “Congratulations to Caddo Schools for winning this year’s Red Kettle Challenge. Anytime Bossier Schools can team up with our educational partners to better the lives of our neighbors in need, it is a win for everyone. We are grateful for the many Bossier Parish employees, students and families who paid it forward by spending part of their Saturday ringing the bells to help The Salvation Army ‘do the most good.’ It has become a tradition Bossier Schools looks forward to each year.”
Dr. Lamar Goree, Superintendent of Caddo Schools added, “There’s nothing like a friendly competition with some of our favorite people to encourage us and others to give to a wonderful and worthwhile organization. We are truly thankful for the opportunity to work with Bossier Schools to benefit The Salvation Army and look forward to doing this next year. We owe a special bit of gratitude to each of our fantastic volunteers who took the time to serve others in our community. Together, we are helping to make a difference in the lives of citizens throughout Shreveport and Bossier.”
The competition was organized by Sonja Bailes and Mary Wood, Public Relations Coordinators for Caddo and Bossier Schools. In 2015, Bossier Schools took the title. Mary Wood commented, “We are thrilled … Sonja, sounds like we have a tiebreaker scheduled for next year.”