Roger Charette speaks at Thanksgiving Dinner

On Nov. 1, the Wautoma Kiwanis Club held their annual Thanksgiving Dinner made by many members. We all gathered at Waushara Industries to give thanks for the wonderful year our club had fund raising and donating to many local charities. Our speaker was Wautoma Kiwanis Founding Member Roger Charette, who is also involved with the Salvation Army. Roger spoke about the upcoming Red Kettle Campaign that he is in charge of again this year. The three locations for bell ringers in Wautoma are StoneRidge, Copps and Shopko Hometown. Roger asked the Wautoma Kiwanis Club to help and sign up to cover shifts for the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving again this year. The Wautoma Key Club also helps this same weekend along with many others during the season. Roger also gave some history on the Salvation Army. It was started in 1865 by Rev. William Booth in London, England and the headquarters is still located there. However, it was not called Salvation Army until about 1880. Rev. Booth lead the Salvation Army for 64 years until his death. The Salvation Army helps everyone, and no one is excluded for any reason. Roger also explained that the money raised during the Red Kettle Season in Waushara County about 90 percent stays in Waushara County. So, if you or your club, business, church group, or friends have some extra time this holiday season and what to help with the bell ringing please call Roger at 920-787-4250 to sign up for a shift at any of the three locations in Wautoma.