Boaz the Horse To Ring Bells For The Salvation Army

Dec 19, 2019

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Boaz the Horse To Ring Bells For The Salvation Army
Bill's Food Center in Oregon will host the bell-ringing horse this Saturday, Dec. 21

DANE COUNTY - With six ringing days left The Salvation Army is calling for all hands- and hooves- on deck. Boaz the horse and his caretaker Mary Hougan will be ringing bells at Bill's Food Center in Oregon this Saturday, December 21. Boaz is a gentle giant (picture attached) and Mary has taken him to nursing homes and daycare centers spreading his joyful message that big or small, anyone can find ways to put a smile on someone's face. Pictures and petting will be permitted.

The 21st is the final Match Day of the season, sponsored by Midlands Psychological Associates. With Red Kettle donations currently ~$335,000 behind on the $600,000 goal, The Salvation Army encourages one and all to make it out to a kettle to either pick up a shift or match their gift this weekend. Red Kettle Campaign donations support seven housing programs, two homeless shelters, and myriad services in Dane County, including the Adopt-a-Family holiday program, a community center with after school and summer programming, Emergency Disaster Services, and more.  

WHEN: *Match Day* Saturday, December 21, 2019, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: Bill's Food Center, 787 N. Main Street, Oregon


  • By Mail, send in a check:
    The Salvation Army of Dane County
    3030 Darbo Drive
    Madison, WI 53714
  • By Mail, send in your gift using your mail appeal envelope
  • Text “DANE” to 24365
  • Make the best gift you can in any kettle
  • Donate online at
  • Sign up for a bell ringing shift at or by calling 250-2283


About The Salvation Army: 
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (Human Locally, 87 cents of every dollar raised is used to support programs and services in Dane County. 

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