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The bell ringers collecting donations for the Salvation Army outside many area stores must contend with more than Jack Frost's nipping.
No, in addition to the occasional grinch, signs drop on feet and people snatch ringing bells when they're left unattended.
The Post and Courier chatted up a few area bell ringers for their accounts on odd moments; take a read here.
Still for any hardships many seem grateful for the opportunity to work after being unemployed for months.