The Columbus Club in Dunkirk reached out to the Salvation Army with a Yuletide donation to replace the missing "red-kettle" funds recently stolen from a local storefront. The Columbus Club replaced the entire kettle's contents of $1,500, estimated to be several shifts of bell-ringing, in the spirit of giving back to the community. When contacted with the idea by club board member Chuck Ruffino, Laura Gonzalez of the Salvation Army stated that the stolen kettle contents was intended to help community projects which now will not suffer due to the generosity of the Columbus Club members. Christmas is a time for sharing, reaching out, and for giving our best to make sure all are happy, healthy, and enjoying the special connections of Chautauqua County. Pictured left to right are Karen Crane, Francis Odebralski, Club President Lynn Moerman, Chuck Ruffino, Brett Cruxton and Lt. Daniel Gonzalez of the Salvation Army.