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Singing Salvation Army bell ringers at Rome's Big Lots
ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - Bell ringers with the Salvation Army of Rome were working hard to fill their red kettles, not by ringing a bell, but by singing.
They greeting shoppers at the Big Lots in Rome Tuesday night, by singing the "Christmas Shoes" song. One of the singers said singing is a good way to reach out to the public this holiday season.
"I find out that people they rather listen to us, than ring the bell," Samantha Smith, Salvation Army of Rome. "They give us more money because we sing. They don't like hearing the bells all the time."