The Salvation Army placed donation kettles in front of Vons and Ralphs in Los Osos during the 2009 Christmas season, attended by 196 two-hour shifts. A 99-year-old, great-great grandfather rang the bell for four of those shifts. Nearly $12,000 was collected at those locations in total. The organization thanks everyone in the community who made the effort such a success. We’ll be back next year!