Jun 16, 2022

It's a celebration: Salvation Army to mark 125 years in Salina

Posted Jun 16, 2022 1:12 AM
<b>The Salina Salvation Army Community Center at 1137 N. Santa Fe Avenue.</b> Salina Post file photo
The Salina Salvation Army Community Center at 1137 N. Santa Fe Avenue. Salina Post file photo


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

The Salina Salvation Army will be celebrating 125 years in the city on July 22-24.

Images courtesy Salina Salvation Army
Images courtesy Salina Salvation Army

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

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

Games and face painting are planned. The Armed Forces Obstacle Course is scheduled to be there, as are five bounce houses and activities from Bounce-A-Roos. Hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be served. Additionally, tours of the local Salvation Army facility will be given.

July 24 is scheduled as a time to worship with The Salvation Army during an outdoor service at 10:45 a.m. Territorial and divisional leaders will be present along with The Salvation Army Divisional Brass 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].