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'Big Sal' coming to Jamestown

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The largest Salvation Army kettle in the United States is coming to Jamestown for White Cloud's birthday.

"Big Sal" is 8 feet tall, weighs 2,300 pounds and can hold $230,000 in donations. It will be here for Saturday's White Cloud's 15th birthday parade.

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"We wanted to bring something special to the parade," said Lt. Mitch Brecto, of the Jamestown Salvation Army in a press release. "Big Sal will help remind the community how important their Christmas giving is for the families and individuals in the Jamestown area."

In the last six months, Salvation Army staff members in Jamestown have provided assistance to 1,933 individuals. Over 840 food baskets and 361 clothing and furniture vouchers have been given to needy families.

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