If you hear bells ringing in downtown Bancroft next week, It’s because of St. Paul’s United Church.
Reverend Lynn Watson says they are going to be ringing the bell 375 times, once for each day we have been in a pandemic. The ringing will begin on March 17th and start at 6 PM. The event will be hosted on Facebook as well. Reverend Watson says that while there was concern about the bell a few months ago, those issues have since been fixed. Watson stressed that showing support for the community was more important.
The bell-ringing is also a fundraiser for the church and the programs they offer, with each ding open to a sponsor. Each bell toll will go for $9.99, and the money will go towards their outreach programs, general expenses, and their grocery gift card program. Reverend Watson says that they have already run out of their cards for March.