Salvation Army captain breaks Guiness World Record - - Jackson, MS

Salvation Army captain breaks Guiness World Record

By Roslyn Anderson - bio | email

A Salvation Army captain may have rung his way into the record books.

Captain Ken Chapman began ringing a Salvation Army bell yesterday at 12:07 pm.

His goal was to break the current record for "constant bell-ringing" recognized by the Guinness World Records.

Shortly after 5 pm Wednesday, Captain Chapman passed that record of 28 hours and 50 minutes set in Canada.

But he continued ringing for more than an hour to establish his own record.

Chapman's arms are sore and he has ringing in his ears but he endured it all to reach red kettle campaign volunteers.

Captain Chapman said, "we need to fill 16,872 hours in 36 days between November 15th and Christmas Eve. That will take about 1,200 families, businesses or different groups to man kettles for us each day."

Chapman rang the bell for 30 hours, five minutes and 50 seconds. His record must now be certified by Guinness World Record officials in London.

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