MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — There’s a bit of a competition going on in Marshall County, and it involves a bell, a Salvation Army donation bucket, and four mayors.
It’s a battle that runs across Marshall County.
The competitors are Arab Mayor Bob Joslin, Guntersville Mayor Leigh Dollar, Albertville Mayor Tracy Honea, and Boaz Mayor Tim Walker.
All four city leaders stand outside shopping centers in their respective cities Friday afternoon, braving the cold, armed with a bell, and showing a lot of Christmas spirit.
They will stay out there for two hours, to be sure everything is fair.
“We are ringing the bell for the Salvation Army to help raise funds,” Dollar explains.
“All of that money stays right here locally,” Joslin said.
“All the mayors come together to work together, and this is certainly one of those times,” said Honea.
“The mayor that gets the most, the other mayors have to give a $10 personal donation to that mayor’s kettle,” explains Walker.
Okay, see — that’s the catch. The losers have to fork out some money and the winner gets those bragging rights. They won’t find out until Monday who actually won.
But at the end of it all – bragging rights aside — it’s not about that. “We’re coming to support a good cause together,” Dollar says.
“It’s a lot of money to be raised for Salvation Army, which we all know is a great cause,” says Walker.
“We are trying our best to raise money for Salvation Army,” says Honea, “It’s a worthy cause.”
“It’s a good thing,” said Joslin, “The bottom line is it’s all for a good, needy, cause.”
So who won? Well, they all stood out in that cold and raised money for a great organization. So in our book, all of them.