The Tamaqua Salvation Army held their Kettle Kickoff Friday at the Tamaqua Depot Square Park to start their 2009 holiday kettle campaign. Tamaqua Salvation Army members and volunteers also sang Christmas carols and said prayers. First donators were Mike Keipe and Jesse Durning. Pictured from left are Tamaqua Salvation Army soldier Mary Hosler, Captain Gary Thornton, Corps Sergeant Major Lois Deutsch, volunteer Mike Keipe, soldiers Jesse Durning, Larry Hosler, Captain Joyce Thornton, and soldier Karen Stalher.