Salvation Army captain breaks record

Published 6:59 pm Friday, December 6, 2013

The Salvation Army captain for Albert Lea has surpassed 80 hours of ringing a bell and is now a world record holder.

However, it remains to be seen how long Jim Brickson will ring the bell and whether he will outlast others who are tied with him for the record. Which one will become the record holder this weekend?

He has received national attention from media outlets such as Headline News and has raised more than $14,000.

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He broke the Minnesota record for ringing a Salvation Army bell for 36 hours and 1 minute at 11:01 p.m. Wednesday while standing sock-footed in the center court at Northbridge Mall.

“We’re just moving on like it was a pit stop,” Brickson said.

Prior to breaking the state record, Brickson had only had three five-minute breaks. He planned to take a two-hour nap at 3 a.m. Thursday.

He began ringing at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Watch a live video feed of Brickson on the Tribune’s website by clicking here.

Check back with the Tribune for additional details.

About Tim Engstrom

Tim Engstrom is the editor of the Albert Lea Tribune. He resides in Albert Lea with his wife, two sons and dog.

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