Ironman Bell Ringing Marathon
One volunteer for the Salvation Army is going above, and way beyond the call of duty. This morning, WQAD-tv news anchor Jason Fechner began a 24-hour bell ringing marathon next to a red kettle in downtown Davenport.
Fechner says he first volunteered to ring for one hour earlier in the red kettle campaign, then talked with another volunteer who signed up for 6 hours.
So he figured he could do more.
The marathon began at 6 am, and will continue until 6 am Saturday.
He and the red kettle are set up at the entrance to the River Music Experience on Second Street, near Main, in downtown Davenport. Fechner says the location with several restaurants and other attractions nearby insures there's a lot of people passing by to help him pass the time.