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PHOTO: Vince Luecke
Geoff Jennings waves to shoppers entering and leaving Tell City’s Walmart last week. He has been a Salvation Army bell-ringer for the past 10 years. He works 8 to 10 hours every day from just after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve. Before Salvation Army organizers knew he did not drive, Jennings, known to many as Pops, paid people to drive him to the store. Right, the bell Geoff has used for the past 10 years.
Christmas Bells from the Heart

Geoff Jenning’s hands may ring the Salvation Army Bell but it’s his heart where the Christmas magic takes place. The 74-year-old Perry County man, often called “Pops,” is in front of Tell City’s Walmart every day from just after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve. He rings the bell 8 to 10 hours a day, for at least 30 consecutive days. He extends Merry Christmas greetings to everyone who comes in and out of the store’s pharmacy entrance.

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