Bell ringer applications rise
December 15, 2009 | 6:08 p.m. CST
Chad Larson stands with his Salvation Army donation bucket and bell in front of the Walmart on Nifong Boulevard in Columbia. Larson has been a paid* bell ringer for three weeks and thinks that it is "just a good thing to do" for the community.
An earlier version of the caption did not identify if he was a volunteer or paid.