Springfield Salvation Army bell-ringer sets record
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) --
A Salvation Army bell-ringer from Springfield
kept at it for 80 hours straight, breaking his own record from a year ago.
In a local competition aimed at bringing in more donations for the
needy, Darrell Tureskis rang the bell near his collection kettle for three
days, except for quick bathroom breaks. That was almost 20 hours longer than
Two other bell-ringers refused to be beaten and kept up with him. But
all three decided to call it quits together Friday night in response to the Connecticut school
Tureskis explained that after the tragedy it didn't seem right to seek
The three of them then held their bells
over their hearts in silent tribute to the shooting victims.