The record from last year is now history as Springfield’s very own Darrell Tureskis continues to ring the bell for the Salvation Army at the Schnucks on Montvale.
Ringers all across the country began Tuesday afternoon in an attempt to break the record set last year by Tureskis.
That record was 60 hours and 10 minutes. Now, Tureskis and two others across the country are at 66 hours and counting (as of 6AM).
Tureskis says this morning he feels great after getting a small cat nap in.
He says this year’s rules change shows him how last year’s record he set was even more unbelievable.
Tureskis raised $6,300 during his marathon ringing last year and hopes to raise more this year.
He says he can continue to ring as long as people continue to come out, donate to the Salvation Army and supporting his efforts.
As for next year, Turesksis says he’s going to take a long vacation so he and his wife can think about it.