Thomasville Times Enterprise

November 25, 2013

Music enhancing Kettle Campaign

Susanne Reynolds

THOMASVILLE — The Salvation Army is gearing up to “do the most good” this holiday season with programs and ways for the community to get involved.

One program that is no stranger to anyone shopping during the season is the Kettle Campaign. Each year beginning in November, The Salvation Army asks for volunteers to ring a bell for donations outside local businesses and organizations.

This year, The Salvation Army is jazzing up its Kettle Campaign with live music.

Jeremiah Tadpole and Salvation Army Capt. Thomas Taylor get together every now and then to serenade visitors at their designated kettle outside of businesses. They have found it puts people in a better mood, stop to take notice and donate.

“The more noise you tend to make, more money is collected. We’ve found that playing our instruments has made a huge difference,” said Taylor.

Tadpole began playing the saxophone when he was a teenager nearly 20 years ago and has continued playing to support the Kettle Campaign.

 Taylor also began playing in his early teens. He played off and on until The Salvation Army drew him back into playing more frequently.

See Tuesday's edition for more details.