Albert Lea Salvation Army Captain Trying to Set World Record for Bell Ringing

Updated: 12/03/2013 6:44 PM
Created: 12/03/2013 5:08 PM
By: Cassie Hart

A new world record could be set by the end of the week when it comes to bell ringing.

Captain Jim Brickson of the Albert Lea Salvation Army started ringing a bell at one of the red kettles at 11 a.m. Tuesday and he plans to keep ringing it for quite a while.

His goal is to ring the bell for no less than 80 consecutive hours, which would set a new world record if he does.

The Salvation Army has named the world-record attempt “Stand Up For Freeborn County.”

Captain Brickson will be required to stand while ringing. He will only be allowed one five minute break each hour.

The bell-ringing marathon is being held at the Northbridge Mall in Albert Lea. It's part of the 2013 Salvation Army World Record Bell Ringing Contest.

The attempt to set the new world record is being streamed live. You can watch it by clicking here.

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