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Mayors square off for donations

| December 1, 2020 1:00 AM

Some of North Idaho's mayors will be competing for donations from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the main entrance to The Salvation Army Kroc Center.

“The Mayors’ Kettle is the most important Kettle of the entire season,” says Kroc Center Executive Director Major Don Gilger. “The funds they help collect allow us to help families in need well into the New Year.”

Coeur d'Alene Mayor Steve Widmyer, Post Falls Mayor Ron Jacobson, Fernan Lake Village Mayor Heidi Acuff and Hayden Mayor Steve Griffitts are expected to take part in "Mayor’s Day at the Red Kettle" to raise funds for the Salvation Army's program to help the needy this Christmas.

There is stiff competition among the mayors to see who will have the most in donations — plus every penny donated during this event up to $5,000 will be doubled by Architects West.

As well, there will be music, singing and a visit from Santa.

Over the last eight years the mayors in Kootenai County have raised more than $152,000 at the Kettle.

"Hope to see everyone there," a press release said. "Every donation, large or small will help."