Gold bar in Michigan City kettle

2013-12-24T12:15:00Z 2013-12-25T01:05:05Z Gold bar in Michigan City kettleStan Maddux Times Correspondent
December 24, 2013 12:15 pm  • 

The Salvation Army in Michigan City has cashed in on a gold bar found in one of its kettles.

Lt. Bill Brutto, administrator and pastor at the Michigan City Salvation Army, said the gold was discovered Friday night wrapped in a one dollar bill in a kettle at the Walgreens at U.S. 421 and U.S. 20.

"Really exciting. It was the first time I had ever found gold in a kettle," said Brutto, who came to Michigan City in July after being with the Salvation Army in Chicago the past 10 years.

The 1-ounce bar about the length of a needle and thin as a sheet of paper was sold to a private buyer for $1,300 or slightly above the market price for gold, which is now selling for just over $1,200 an ounce.

"It was very tiny," said Brutto.

Who dropped the gold into the kettle was not known.

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