Salvation Army Expects To Feed 1,000 This Week

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Salvation Army, with the help of dozens of volunteers, will host the 4th Annual Thanksgiving Eve Community Festival on Wednesday from 12-2 p.m. at 800 McCallie Ave.  The Salvation Army will also be delivering meals to homebound neighbors on Thanksgiving Day.   

The Cleveland Salvation Army will be feeding the public on Thanksgiving Day at The Salvation Army located at 437 Inman St. West from 12-2 p.m. 

Last year 428 meals were served at The Thanksgiving Eve Festival and 1,087 were served on Thanksgiving Day between shelter residents, homebound deliveries in Chattanooga and guests at The Salvation Army in Cleveland.  The Salvation Army expects the numbers to be close to the same as last year. 

“We know people have been seriously affected by the economy over the past few years, yet we are grateful to those generous friends in our community who have provided faithful support for struggling families and individuals,” says Major Al Newsome, area commander of The Salvation Army.  “But unfortunately, the needs continue to present themselves, and the amount of public support is just not keeping up. We still have 2,432 Angels needing to be adopted and with the cold temperatures hitting so soon, folks are needing blankets, gloves and hats.” 

All are welcome to attend the Festival and the Thanksgiving Dinner. For more information about The Salvation Army’s programs, to make a donation, or volunteer opportunities visit www.csarmy.org or call 756-1023.


Book Review: The Biggest Story Book

The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden by Kevin DeYoung and Don Clark. It is available from Crossway in August. I’ve read a lot of children’s books about the Bible, but this one has been my favorite. My entire family enjoyed this book, and I will be reading it to them (and by myself!) often. As DeYoung moves through the story of redemption, ... (click for more)

East Ridge Announces Hours For Holiday Weekend

The city of East Ridge will observe Friday for the Fourth of July holiday. There will be no garbage collection and all offices will be closed; however, recycling services will pick up on Friday. The library will be closed on Friday and Saturday.  (click for more)

Healy Says Bass Pro Shop At East Ridge To Get Underway Next Month, New Hotel, Restaurants Planned Nearby; Sewers Are An Issue

Commercial realtor John Healy said Thursday that construction is set to start next month on the Bass Pro Shop at Exit 1 in East Ridge. He said it is due to open next May. Mr. Healy also said Wolftever Development that is carrying out the project has also bought additional land near the Bass Pro Shop site at the entrance to Camp Jordan Park. He said one purchase is America's Best ... (click for more)

Work Set To Start In October On $28 Million Retail, Office, Apartment Development At The 700 Block of Market Street

An Atlanta developer said work will start in October on a $28 million retail, office and apartment complex in the long-vacant middle of the 700 block of Market Street. Boyd Simpson of the Simpson Company said the project was made possible because his firm also owns the adjacent SunTrust Tower and can use some of its excess parking for occupants of the new building. He said ... (click for more)

Police Need To Stop The Road Cowboys - And Response (2)

Where is our highway patrol?  If they were known to regularly patrol our interstate highways through our city I don't think it would take long before the "truckers" were aware of it.  There are places in our country where this is the case.   When I have traveled Interstates 24 and 75 I may see the occasional car pulled over but rarely if ever is it an 18-wheeler. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Pre-Fourth Observations

I hate to do this, right on the heels of my monthly ‘Walk in the Garden,’ but I have more things on my desk that I dare not leave unnoticed before tomorrow’s Star-Spangled celebration. Foremost is the plea to anyone who shoots off firecrackers to please wear eye protection and ask watchers to stand back. Our eye doctors say firecracker-related injuries have doubled in the last three ... (click for more)