After getting a dare from Lake Elsinore Mayor Brian Tisdale, Temecula City Council members Chuck Washington and Maryann Edwards said, “Game on.”
On Saturday Dec. 8, the two Temecula officials will be standing outside the Temecula Walmart, ringing the Salvation Army bell, as part of the Red Kettle Challenge.
The Red Kettle City Council Challenge is a charity competition between cities to raise funds on behalf of the Salvation Army. Both Temecula and Murrieta accepted the Lake Elsinore challenge, and all three cities will do their best Saturday to raise the most money in their respective communities. At the end of the day, the kettle with the most money will be considered the winner, with all funds raised going to the Salvation Army.
Tisdale has offered to personally deliver a humble congrats to a City Council that beats his Lake Elsinore team, and Temecula will be doing its best to get the community to turn out and drop spare coins (and bills) into the red kettle Saturday in order to see Tisdale eat crow: Mayor Washington will be posing with citizens for a “Photo with the Mayor” between 8 and 10:30 a.m., while between noon and 1:30 p.m. Edwards will sing with residents who want to strike up a tune. Additionally, the city has called on Frost the Snowman and Rudolph to man the kettle through 5 p.m.
To donate to Temecula’s red kettle ahead of time, contact Betsy Lowrey at (951) 693-3959.