The holidays are coming soon and the annual tradition of bells ringing couldn't sound better after some good news.WIFR TV had a story about the Rockford Salvation Army kicking off the Kettle Bell campaign over the weekend. One of the worries of the organization was not being able to set up at Schnucks. The grocery chain adopted a no solicitation policy at all of its stores. That also includes the Girl Scouts and their cookie sales.

All of the worrying came to an end last week as Schnucks allowed an exception to the no solicitation rule for the non profit. Here is what Schnucks Chairman and CEO Todd Schnuck said in a statement to the media:

"Our solicitation policy was reset earlier this year in response to customer feedback, but there was strong and unique community reaction to the impact it would have on The Salvation Army in particular. We listened. In this specific, special case, we acknowledge the great needs of the community and The Salvation Army’s unique ability to address these needs and made an exception in our policy to welcome them back – bells, kettles and all – and hope the community will contribute to the Salvation Army when they shop at Schnucks"

This annual tradition has been going on in the Rockford area for 124 years. There will be 42 locations around the Rockford area. It keeps getting bigger and bigger every year. That also means that they are looking for volunteers to ring the bells.

If you would like to volunteer, click here to sign up.