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Salvation Army Kettle Drive competition ends in shaved head

EUREKA – ‘Tis the season for Salvation Army Kettle drives and this year, one kettler took it to the next level. The kettle drivers of the Eureka Salvation Army were challenged to a competition by their boss, Lieutenant Tim Danielson. Whoever brought in a $400 kettle, or more, could shave the lieutenant’s head.

Well, one kettler, Gavin Smiley did just that. He raised $798, and this morning got to shave his boss’ head.

"It says a couple things about the group but even more so about the community. This year our kettlers that we have out are doing such a better job of connecting with the community and being polite and courteous and bringing Christmas joy to people at all the stores. But more so the community has really stepped up this year and they are helping out this year in such a great way,” Lieutenant Tim Danielson said.

Lieutenant Danielson says he plans to wear a Santa hat to cover the patchy shave. He also added he is going to have to up that $400 hundred dollar goal if they do the competition again next year.