The 71st live Jingle Bells Telethon will be held from 5-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Lake Geneva Christian Center, 605 Birch Ave., in Alexandria.

An annual event to raise money to buy toys and meals for nearly 900 local families in need, the telethon can also be viewed on:

  • Selective TV Channel 21.4
  • Charter Cable Channel 181
  • Gardonville TV Channel 4
  • Arvig Channel 14
  • Park Region Channel 1
  • Runestone Telecom Channel 6
  • Live stream online at

On telethon night, donations will be taken at 320-460-8777. Donations can also be given anytime through the event website.

Jingle Bells is looking for volunteers to help box food and/or make deliveries at H. Boyd Nelson on Sunday, Dec. 8, starting at 9 am. After boxing the food, the delivery routes will be assigned and vehicles will be loaded for delivery at approximately 10 a.m.

For more information, call 320-335-2488.