Originally published in the Frederick News-Post on December 23, 2008
By Stephanie Mlot News-Post Staff
Christmas came early this year for Frederick's Salvation Army.
The clink of the elusive South African gold Krugerrand coin was heard on Friday at the Wal-Mart on Md. 85.
The coin, valued at $900, has been a Frederick tradition for at least five years, said Maj. Raymond Pruitt, Salvation Army Corps officer.
"That's as far back as any of the staff remembers," he said.
Pruitt said the coin usually arrives the week of Christmas, though sometimes it gets dropped a little early.
Though no one knows who offers the coin each year, Pruitt said he thinks it's the same person.
"They don't want to be identified," he said. "We're perfectly happy to honor that wish."
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