Despite a “bacon emergency”….(running out of bacon), the Red Kettle Cookout and Celebrity Cook-Off went down with great success on Monument Circle today. WISH-TV8 was the official winner declared by tallied tickets turned in by patrons to purchase the burger of their choice.

In addition to grilled favorites, patrons of Red Kettle Cookout had the opportunity to support their community by donating $20 to The Salvation Army for a “celebrity burger.”  Local celebrities from WISH-TV8, WTHR, Fox59, and RTV6  joined radio hosts from 97.1 HANK FM, B105.7, 93.1 WIBC , and 1070 The Fan, along with social media personalities to grill up their own version of the best burger. The stations were in competition to see who could raise the most money for “Team Salvation Army.”

Red Kettle Cookout is helping kick-off National Salvation Army Week, May 13-20 and is an opportunity to see how companies, organizations, volunteers, and staff come together “Doing The Most Good.” The event also helps us share what the Army continues to do with donor support 365 days a year.

Red Kettle Cookout was made possible by our signature sponsors Indiana Members Credit Union, Walmart, and Party Time Rental and by:

Two Men And A Truck



Comedy Sportz

Netwise Resources

Usborne Books

Networking in IN

Sunshine Products


Indiana Wesleyan University

Premier Designs Jewelry

Sunshine Products

Mary Kay Cosmetics

Sho-Pro of Indiana

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Thirty-One Gifts

Vincennes University Aviation Technology Center and more!