Unusual donation: Diamond ring found in Salvation Army red kettle in Sheboygan

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SHEBOYGAN — An unusual donation will help the Sheboygan Salvation Army move closer to its red kettle fundraising goal.

Volunteers ringing bells at Festival Foods in Sheboygan found a diamond ring at the bottom of a red kettle.

Sheboygan Salvation Army development director Abby Block says the one carat diamond ring was wrapped in its receipt and was purchased in 1996 for $2,200.

Block tells Sheboygan Press Media they haven’t yet had the ring appraised for its current value and are discussing how to maximize the donation, including selling at an online auction or possibly to a jeweler.

The Sheboygan Salvation Army has a fundraising goal of $160,000 this year.