Salvation Army fundraiser approaching
Since I am still on the Salvation Army Board, we have been really busy preparing for the 11th-annual auction fundraiser. Thanks to the generosity of local businesses and friends who have donated to this worthy cause. This year we hope to raise $15,000. We are committed to helping local families, and provide them with quality, youth-oriented programs, as well as help with food, clothing and utility aid for those who need help the most.
The auction is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 22, at the Salvation Army Corps Building, 600 Walnut, in Leavenworth. John Kincaid will be the auctioneer. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children and includes food. We will have a silent auction and a live auction, which include entertainment packages, jewelry, sporting goods, event tickets, furniture, gift certificates, outdoor items, small appliances, arts and crafts items, gift baskets, automotive, office items, collectables and electronics. I have to add, that I will have two of my landscape paintings there.
The Salvation Army has been helping people in Leavenworth County since 1896. I would like to invite everyone to come to our fundraiser. This is a great way to help our own local people in need. As a child I can remember the music of the Salvation Army Band on the corner of Fifth and Delaware back in the late 1930s. I asked my mom what that was all about and she explained how the Salvation Army helps people in need, regardless of race, creed, or color.
We need lots of folks to come to this special event. It is a way of helping and having fun at the same time. Our corps captains are Rick and Melody Hamelund and they are so appreciative of all the help and friendship the people of Leavenworth have shown them.
Tickets can be purchased at the door or from a board member. You can call me at 727-3700 if you need tickets or have questions.