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...

You must be a Digital or Total Access subscriber to view this content. Please Login or Subscribe Today!