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Music to give by
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Wade Ford, Sam Hiserman, Richard Squires and Dustin Speckman serenade shoppers in front of Raley's on Monday. - photo by NANCY ANGEL / The Journal

Salvation Army bell ringer Burt Gilpin got a little help from his grandson and a few musical friends to make spirits brighter on Christmas Eve in front of the Raley's supermarket.

The volunteers played live music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. as shoppers streamed by and occasional dropped a donation in the iconic red bucket.

“Raley’s is a good place to play our music,” said Gilpin.  “People get to enjoy the music while they're doing their last minute shopping.   The generosity from the people in Turlock is amazing.”