Salvation Army recognizes Washington County volunteers, staff

April 11, 2008

The Salvation Army held its annual civic dinner April 8 in recognition of volunteers and staff members who assisted people in need throughout Washington County in 2007.

Majs. Robert and Karen Lyle, commanding officers of the Hagerstown Corps, hosted the event attended by 160 people at Next Dimension Restaurant near Funkstown.

The evening was directed by master of ceremonies Ward Childerston with remarks by Christine Henry, outgoing chairman of the advisory board, who expressed her thanks for the tireless work by volunteers and members of the advisory board.

Henry introduced the new board chairman, Don Talbert, who said he was looking forward to challenging years ahead as the number of people in need continues to grow.


Childerston presented clubs, churches, schools and other organizations with acknowledgements for their service during the bell-ringing season, collection of canned goods and at other times during the year.

The Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown brought in $3,606, the most money for 2007, followed by the Rotary Club of Hagerstown and the Exchange Club of Hagerstown.

Churches who led the way were Otterbein United Methodist Church with $1,504, followed by The Church of the Holy Trinity, Benevola United Methodist Church and The Salvation Army Men's Club.

Schools throughout the county provided canned food and dry goods for the feeding program and the shelter for women and children. Schools recognized were Maugansville Elementary, Springfield Middle, Paramount Elementary, Winter Street Elementary, Antietam Academy, Boonsboro High, Old Forge Elementary and Bester Elementary.

The 2007 Person of the Year was Marlo Barnhart of The Herald-Mail Co.

Keynote speaker was Washington County Sheriff Douglas Mullendore.

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