Alexandria's Jingle Bells telethon rocks at new location

The five-hour telethon raises money for people in need.

Noah Hubbard, a Brandon-Evansville student, performed "Imagine" by John Lennon during the annual Jingle Bells Telethon Saturday, Dec. 12. (Celeste Edenloff/ Echo Press)

Alexandria's annual Jingle Bells Telethon raised more than $44,500 in its first hour and is well on its way to the $60,000 goal.

Although their is no live audience this year, there are plenty of ways to view the show, which will run through 10 p.m. tonight, Saturday, Dec. 12. The show can be viewed live on several television stations and on the Jingle Bells website via live streaming at .

The following stations are where the show can be watched live:

  • Selective TV channel 21.4 (LALA)

  • Charter Cable channel 181

  • Gardonville channel 4 (LALA)

  • Runestone Telecom channel 6

  • Arvig channel 14

To make a donation during the telethon, call 320-460-8777.

Lydia Mason of Osakis sings "O Holy Night" during the Jingle Bells Telethon at the Performing Arts Center at the Alexandria Area High School Saturday, Dec. 12. (Celeste Edenloff / Echo Press)

Celeste Edenloff is the special projects editor and a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. She has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in 2016 to once again report on the community she calls home.
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