Christmas time is all about surprises and the Salvation Army’s Susan Eustice says it is always interesting to see what people drop in the red kettles. She says they haven’t seen anything unusual this year in Nebraska but there was quite a find within their division.
“The just got a gold coin so I hope we can follow suit with Des Moines.”
Eustice says the coin is quite a find.
“This gold coin found in Des Moines was apparently very valuable, a 1902 gold coin.”
Eustice says last year someone dropped several African coins into kettles and there have been other unusual items including silver coins and even engagement and wedding rings. Eustice says the Salvation Army in Omaha will start their Toyland Days distribution on Friday.
“1900 families right here in Omaha requested help from Toyland, a total of 4,612 children.”
Eustice says this event is held at their Omaha center. Parents who have qualified and are registered are assisted in selecting several toys and stocking stuffers for their children. Parents can then take them home, wrap them and put them under the tree for Christmas morning.