The 16th annual Salvation Army “Kettle Klash” raised over $35,000 to be used exclusively in support of social services in Grays Harbor communities. The Salvation Army Board made up of local volunteers is to be commended for the continued success of this local fund-raising effort through countless hours of planning and providing this wonderful event. First attenders are always amazed at how team captains can dash for cash amongst the luncheon tables for only five minutes and collect the thousands of dollars most generously given by local businesses, churches,service clubs and individual donors.
The Combined Lions Clubs of Grays Harbor led by Lion Rob Matye once again took top honors with donations of over $14,000. Bob Woodcock, team captain for Harbor Forestry and Forest Products, came in a close second place followed by First Presbyterian Church of Aberdeen in third place.
Other teams with generous support to the program include: Aberdeen Rotary, Alpha Media, Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, Harbor City Church, Jodesha Broadcasting, combined PEO clubs of Grays Harbor and Grays Harbor PUD.
The annual luncheon event that was held at the Harbor City Church on Nov. 21 featured guest speaker Mark Bruener, former Aberdeen Bobcat and 14-year NFL veteran currently a Pittsburgh Steelers recruiting scout. Bruener delivered an inspirational message touting perseverance and dedication as necessary ingredients for success in any endeavor while praising his Aberdeen community and school experiences as the foundation for his own success. He also had much praise for his Aberdeen coaching mentors.
The Annual “Kettle Klash” is another reminder of the generosity of the people of Grays Harbor when it comes to community support.
Thank you Grays Harbor.
Salvation Army Kettle Klash committee