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Generous donor drops diamond ring in Salvation Army kettle

Ring appraised at $8,900

LANCASTER, Pa. - Most of the Salvation Army's red kettles are filled with dollar bills and a mix of coins, but one local kettle held a sparkling surprise.

Someone dropped a diamond ring in a kettle at the Park City Center mall in Lancaster last Wednesday, according to Capt. Timothy Sheehan of the Salvation Army of Lancaster.

The donor is anonymous, but the value of the ring isn't. Sheehan told 69 News that it's been appraised at $8,900.

Despite the generous donation, the Salvation Army of Lancaster is essentially in the same boat as the Salvation Army of Reading. Both agencies said they are only about halfway to meeting their respective fundraising goals through their annual Red Kettle campaigns, which will continue through Saturday.


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