East Aurora Advertiser

José Castro: Salvation Army Bellringer Brings Holiday Cheer to Shoppers

In his nine years ringing the Salvation Army bell at Tops in East Aurora and taking shoppers’ donations for the army’s charitable projects, he’s become a welcome addition to our Christmas traditions. While his build is more elf-like than Santa-esque, his smile is as broad and his personality as welcoming as any St. Nick. It made perfect sense when East Auroran Kim Kaiser suggested on social media a few days ago that the newspaper feature him in a story. I wondered why I hadn’t thought of it befo...

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