Salvation Army seeks quieter bell after woman complains to police about noise
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – The Salvation Army says it will find a quieter "jingle bell" after a woman complained to police about the noise.
According to The Portsmouth Herald, Sarah Hamilton-Parker called police about the noise from the bells near the downtown store where she works.
Hamilton-Parker says she has complained to the Salvation Army for the past four years and asked that the bell ringers be moved across the street to the front of the North Church. She said the incessant ringing has prompted her to wear earplugs.
Salvation Army Capt. Deb Coolidge said the charitable organization will find a quieter jingle bell. In addition, local ringers will be limited to one.
"We will be sensitive," Coolidge told the newspaper. "Hopefully, that will be less stressful for her."