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Captain Kenneth Perine will face off against 23 other Salvation Army bell-ringers nationwide when he attempts to set a world record for consecutive hours of bell ringing outside the Walmart on Shawline Street in Kearny Mesa.

The record for 36 hours of consecutive ringing for the group’s Red Kettle fundraising campaign was set last year, and some of this year’s participants, ringing in such wintry locales as Indianapolis, Denver, and Anchorage, have voiced intentions to ring as long as 60 hours.

Perine will follow rules requiring he remain standing through the duration of his record attempt and continuously ring his bell soliciting donations except during ten-minute breaks every four hours. He is not allowed to eat, though he will be allowed to have water and juice.

The contest, coinciding with the Salvation Army’s 120th annual donation drive, begins at 9 a.m. Pacific time tomorrow.

Pictured: Kenneth Perine (center)

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