To say the Hannibal Salvation Army bucket blitz exceeded its goal would be an understatement.

The Salvation Army set a goal of $1,000 for its event Monday. By the end of the day, they had raised over $3,200.

Nearly half that total came from the owners of a Hannibal restaurant, challenging other restaurateurs to contribute.

Volunteers manned the entrances of the Steamboat Bend Shopping Center throughout the day Monday.

The overall goal for the 2014 Hannibal kettle campaign is $105,000.

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