To the editor: The Salvation Army of Shamokin will celebrate its 14th year anniversary of the family store on Friday.

We want to truly express our heartfelt gratitude for the outpouring of support from this great community and the people a part of it. Despite the difficulties of these economic times, I believe that God’s handiwork is in our community to make Shamokin and surrounding areas a better place for all.

Over the past 19 months since I have moved into the area as The Salvation Army corps commanding officer, I have seen what I thought to be the impossible come to fruition with the opening of our new family store at 8 E. Independence St. Many will remember the store being supervised by the late William Bower. The store is now supervised by Judy Orner, who is well known in the community. Our store is more to us than a source of revenue; it is also a continued ministry effort to the mission statement of The Salvation Army: to share the gospel and meet human needs without discrimination.

To commemorate our 14th year, there will be many specials going on at the store, which is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday. I hope that you are able to stop by and see our new location, whether to shop or engage in fellowship. Please always feel free to fill out a prayer request card or even take a free Bible. We would love to have you.

May God richly bless each and every one of you.

In His Service

Tammy J. Hench

Major

Salvation Army of Shamokin

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