It's all over but for the counting.
Modesto Bee employees and volunteers were out in force today on Modesto street corners selling the special Kids' Day edition of the paper for $1. The promotion is an annual fundraiser for Salvation Army Red Shield Center that benefits at-risk boys and girls.
Clad in red, hawkers worked the streets until about 1 p.m. today. The Bee and the Salvation Army are totaling receipts this afternoon. No information is available on how much was collected this year.
More than $600,000 has been collected on Kids' Day since 1997 — money generously donated from area business as well as people driving around town.
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Of each dollar contributed, roughly a quarter covers The Bee's cost and the remainder - about 75 cents - goes to the Red Shield Center.