Volunteer sports British accent, Victorian garb while collecting donations

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LAURA VALENTI FOR THE LACLEDE COUNTY RECORD

rom her black top hat to her black cut-away frock coat to her vintage laced high heeled shoes, Rebecca Litzinger of Lebanon looks as if she just stepped out of Charles Dicken’s “Christmas Carol” as she rings the bell for the Salvation Army in front of Walmart on Tuesdays and Thursdays until Christmas.
“I’ve always loved dressing up,” she admitted after her shift last Tuesday. “So I thought this would be a fun way to bring a little old-fashioned Christmas spirit to the bell-ringing.”
An X-ray technician at Citizen’s Memorial Hospital in Bolivar the rest of the year, Litzinger just graduated with a degree in chemistry from Southwest Baptist University.
“I needed community service hours to complete my degree and this looked like a fun way to do that,” she said.
She also enjoys one of the pastimes of centuries past with a hobby of fencing and her involvement in a fencing club in Bolivar.

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