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For 15th year in a row, gold coin found in local Salvation Army kettle

This quarter-ounce gold coin, worth about $300, was found Wednesday, Nov. 29, in a Salvation Army kettle at the Sandy’s Donuts in downtown Fargo. Special to The Forum

FARGO – A quarter-ounce gold coin, worth about $300, was found Wednesday, Nov. 29, in a Salvation Army kettle at the Sandy’s Donuts store in downtown Fargo, the organization announced.

“We are very grateful for the generous donation, and the excitement that gold coins brings to all of us. The Fargo-Moorhead community never ceases to amaze me,” Maj. Byron Medlock of the Fargo-Moorhead Salvation Army said Thursday.

This is the 15th year that a gold coin has been dropped in a Salvation Army kettle in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

The 2017 Red Kettle Campaign started Nov. 15. The Salvation Army's goal this year is to raise $900,000 over the holiday season.

The organization is at 20 percent of its goal, with 21 days left in the campaign, a Salvation Army spokeswoman said.

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