On April 20, The Salvation Army held its annual recognition dinner for those who volunteered and assisted the needy in Washington County in 2009.
Approximately 180 people gathered at the Elks Lodge to enjoy a meal and program hosted by Maj. Robert and Maj. Karen Lyle, commanding officers of the Hagerstown corps.
The evening was directed by Master of Ceremonies Ward Childerston.
Don Talbert, retiring chairman of the advisory board, thanked the many volunteers.
Amy Whittington, incoming chairman of the board, gave her vision of the future, including the capital campaign later this year.
Childerston then presented clubs, churches, schools and other organizations and individuals with recognition for the bell-ringing season, collection of canned goods and other service efforts.
The Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown brought in the largest number of dollars at $4,034, followed by the Rotary Club of Hagerstown with $1,851 and Benevola United Methodist Church at $832.