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Ceres wins Salvation Army bell-ringing competition
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The Ceres City Council won last month's Christmas time bell ringing.

The Salvation Army challenged the city mayors to ring a bell next to a kettle outside of a Walmart on a specific Saturday.

"The goal was to see which one of the cities' groups could raise the most money during a period that went from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.," explained Ceres Mayor Chris Vierra.

Ceres came in first as champion bell ringers with a total of $790 for the Salvation Army.

Assisting Vierra were former county Supervisor Paul Caruso, Vice Mayor Bret Durossette and Councilmember Mike Kline.

"Coming second, third or fourth place was not an option," said Vierra.

Shane Parson of Diamond Bar Arena helped out with a "substantial donation" as well as others.

"They wanted to make sure our community was well represented," said Vierra.