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The Salvation Army celebrates 125 years in Salina

The Salina Army Community Center at 1137 N. Santa Fe Avenue. Salina Post file photo”/>
The Salina Army Community Center at 1137 N. Santa Fe Avenue. Salina Post a photo archive


An organization that has served the physical and spiritual needs of Salinians for 125 years plans to celebrate the milestone achievement in July.

Salina’s Salvation Army will celebrate 125 years in the city July 22-24.

Images courtesy of Salina Salvation Army
Images courtesy of Salina Salvation Army

The weekend celebration is set to begin with a free concert at 5 p.m. on July 22 at the Eric Stein Stage in Oakdale Park. The headliner will be contemporary Christian band Christafari. Local artists Dru Davis, Cash Hollistah and Into Forever are also scheduled to perform.

On July 23, the free fun continues with a big block party in and around Salina’s Salina Army Community Center, 1137 N. Santa Fe Avenue. Those planning to participate include the Salina Police Department, the Saline County Sheriff’s Office, the Salina Fire Department, and a number of local nonprofit organizations.

Games and make-up are planned. The armed forces obstacle course is planned, as are five bouncy houses and Bounce-A-Roos activities. Hot dogs, fries and drinks will be served. In addition, tours of local Salvation Army facilities will be arranged.

July 24 is scheduled as a time of worship with the Salvation Army during an outdoor service at 10:45 a.m. Territorial and divisional leaders will be in attendance with the Salvation Army Divisional Marching Band, according to information from the local organization.

Volunteers are needed to help with the July 22 and 23 events. If you can help, please contact Roxanne at The Salvation Army by email or phone [email protected].