South Bend and Mishawaka officials to square off in Salvation Army challenge

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A battle between South Bend and Mishawaka will be waged Tuesday.

City officials ranging from respective Mayors Pete Buttigieg and Dave Wood on down to school officials, police officers, and fire departments will ring the bells for the Salvation Army’s red kettle campaign Tuesday.

The cities are competing to see who can raise more money for charity. You can donate between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m via text by texting either “SOUTHBEND” or “MISHAWAKA” to a number that will be released at mykroc.org Tuesday morning.

The battlefields for this charitable battle will take place at the following locations and times:

• 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.: In South Bend, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and fire Chief Steve Cox will ring at Peggs Restaurant, 127 S. Michigan St. In Mishawaka, School City of Mishawaka’s Dean Huppert and Meg Sauer will ring with Army Major Monty Wandling at Panera Bread, 4310 N. Main St.

• Noon to 1 p.m.: In South Bend, Magistrate Judge Andre Gammage and South Bend schools Superintendent Kenneth Spells will ring at Peggs, 127 S. Michigan St. In Mishawaka, Mayor Dave Wood and Major Monty Wandling will ring at the University Park Mall’s Santa entrance.

• 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: In South Bend, police officials will ring at the Wal-Mart, 700 W. Ireland Road. In Mishawaka, police officials will ring at the University Park Mall’s Santa entrance.

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