While England and Arlington engage in the changing of the guard, in Chester County, West Chester Rotarians engage in the changing of Salvation Army aprons at the annual ringing of the bells! And, after many years of supporting this activity, note the NEW aprons this year, modeled by Randy Lindel, that include "Rotary" on them. Acquisition of the personalized aprons was facilitated by the Communications Committee, and Jesus Corraliza, Captain of the local Salvation Army, and a member of our club.
At the Amish Market, Katie Martin (left),chair of this Rotary volunteer activity, and Mac Neilon (right) turned over their aprons to Chris McCawley and Howard Sundwall. Bonus - Chris brought her husband, Dwight, who donned an apron and joined in the bell ringing! At Shop Rite, Joe Driscoll and Glen Sweet were one of the teams who rang the bells there. Between the two locations, 36 Rotarians, including a couple of Rotarians from the Passport Rotary Club, teamed up to ring the bells.
Said Captain Corraliza, "The Salvation Army would like to thank the Rotary Club of West Chester for ringing bells on December 9, 2023. At the same time, we would love to thank the community for all the support to our Christmas kettle season 2023.  We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year."