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Bell ringing for the record

Volunteer Bell Ringer for the Salvation Army Steve Batzka competes in the 2nd Annual World Record Bell Ringing Contest to bring awareness for people in need. Video by Cathie Rowand

Bell ringer goes for world record

Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette
Jo Emerick donates money as volunteer bell ringer Steve Batzka tries to ring for more than 60 hours for the Salvation Army at Kroger Marketplace, 5725 Coventry Lane. Batzka is competing with seven other volunteers from around the country in an attempt to set a world record for the longest continuous bell ringing by an individual. Batzka wants people to come by to support and cheer him on.

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