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Salvation Army celebrates Christmas in July

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(07/12/12) - Need in Mid-Michigan doesn't take a summer vacation.

That's why Salvation Army is celebrating Christmas in July.

For the next week or so, the Red Kettles will be out at various Kmart stores across Genesee County.

The Army is doing a little warm weather collecting to help fund its summer camps and after-school programs for kids.

Aside from Kmart, kettles and bell ringers will also be out at the Flint Farmers' Market this weekend and next.

"It's an awesome time of year. We don't usually have this in the winter. The great thing is we're raising money for kids, and we're doing it in a variety of ways," said Connie Peters, of the Salvation Army.

Also, Thursday at the Genesee Valley Center Cinnabon shop, 20 percent of bun box sales will go toward the Christmas in July campaign.

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