Jax Salvation Army gets gold coin

By Nick Kovatch on December 19 at 4:28pm

Jacksonville Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign got a big boost today.

Salvation Army Captain Terry Selvege says a one-ounce 2013 gold coin was deposited in the kettle at the Walgreens near Main and Morton yesterday.

He says the coin will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Anyone interested in placing a bid can call or text Selvege at 217-370-7177. Bidding starts at $1,200 and runs through Monday afternoon at 4:00.

The Red Kettle campaign ends on Christmas Eve.

The mail-in and walk-in portions of the campaign continue through mid-January.