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War of the Ring

by: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Forest Grove Mayor Pete Truax (center) is aiming for a comeback in this years one-hour Celebrity Ring-off, a friendly competition to raise money for local Salvation Army programs. Truax came in last a year ago, when he battled Fire Chief Michael Kinkade and then-newcomer Police Chief Janie Schutz, who came in first. At the time, Truax joked about bringing in some Vikette dancers to help improve his bell-ringing performance. What tricks does he have up his sleeve? Find out Saturday, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Main Street and 21st Avenue, when the three don red bell-ringer aprons and try to outraise the others in donations and win the coveted title of Best Bell-Ringer. People attending Holiday in the Grove can support their favorite public official--and help raise money for Salvation Army programs that help low-income western Washington County residents who are struggling to get by.Forest Grove Mayor Pete Truax (center) is aiming for a comeback in this year's one-hour Celebrity Ring-off, a friendly competition to raise money for local Salvation Army programs. Truax came in last a year ago, when he battled Fire Chief Michael Kinkade and then-newcomer Police Chief Janie Schutz, who came in first. At the time, Truax joked about bringing in some Vikette dancers to help improve his bell-ringing performance. What tricks does he have up his sleeve? Find out Saturday, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Main Street and 21st Avenue, when the three don red bell-ringer aprons and try to outraise the others in donations and win the coveted title of Best Bell-Ringer. People attending Holiday in the Grove can support their favorite public official--and help raise money for Salvation Army programs that help low-income western Washington County residents who are struggling to get by.



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