Tony Counselman will lead Thomasville Bell Ringing drive

By Carolyn Drinkard
Special to The Watchman 
Tony Counselman will serve as the Chairman of the 2015 Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign in Thomasville. Counselman, who currently serves as vice-president of the Salvation Army’s Advisory Board, will coordinate all the various activities associated with the Bell Ringing season.
IMG_1788Counselman retired in 2012 from Clarke County Schools after 39 years as a teacher, administrator and supervisor. He and his wife Lynn have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. They are active members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Grove Hill.
Virginia Powell, president of the Advisory Board, said, “We are blessed to have Tony on the Board and to have him serve as bell ringing chairman. We look forward to an outstanding Red Kettle Season.”

The Red Kettle Campaign enables the Salvation Army to provide food, toys and clothing to over 6 million people during the Christmas season and helps more than 34 million Americans recovering from all kinds of personal disasters nationwide. The tradition of the Red Kettles has spread not only throughout the United States, but all across the world. Everywhere, public contributions to Salvation Army kettles enable the organization to continue its year-round efforts at helping those who would otherwise be forgotten. The monies raised locally stay here to be used in the Thomasville area.