Anyone who knows Dave Swenson knows he is a busy man, and the holidays are a very busy time of year for him

Anyone who knows Dave Swenson knows he is a busy man, and the holidays are a very busy time of year for him.

Swenson is the Salvation Army’s  Red Kettle coordinator for Chippewa and Lac qui Parle Counties. This is his 11th year as coordinator for Chippewa County, and his fifth for Lac qui Parle County.

Swenson began this season’s Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign last Wednesday, Nov. 22. He took Thanksgiving off, then was back at it bright and early Friday morning.

Swenson said: “I was at Runnings at 5:30 in the morning. The first thing in the bucket at 5:30 a.m. was a hundred dollar bill.”

As of Monday, Swenson reported that $2,250 had been raised in only four days. “I tell you, this season’s got charge in it!” he said.

For more on this story and others pick up this week’s paper or subscribe today!