Jim Miles has been giving back to the Bowling Green Community for 30-plus years and has no intent on
Miles, a 30-year member of the Bowling Green Kiwanis Club, has also spent at least 25 years as a bell
ringer for the Salvation Army.
He is in charge of scheduling Kiwanians to ring bells twice a week for the entire ringing season at
"Kiwanis did that as a community service project," Miles said. "I wound up being the
coordinator to schedule people to work shifts."
For the weeks-long project, Kiwanis members ring the bell every Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
"It’s part of giving back to the local community," he said.
Even his grandchildren join him.
The oldest, Mitchell, now in college, has been ringing with Miles since the age of 4.
"He actually looks forward to it. Whey I start talking about ringing a bell, they want to know when
we’re going to do it.
"I have rang outside, I’ve rang inside. Always one of the places in town."
Why has he continued volunteering?
"I like what the Salvation Army does."
A CPA by profession, Miles, 71, said "this town has provided me with a good job opportunity. I just
figured this is part of my giving back to the community."
Will he continue?
"You bet," he answered quickly.