Salvation Army Moves Thanksgiving Eve Festival Indoors Due To Weather

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The Salvation Army, with the help of dozens of volunteers, will host the 4th Annual Thanksgiving Eve Community Festival today from 12-2 p.m. at 800 McCallie Avenue.  However, due to the cold weather, the Festival will be held indoors at The Salvation Army's ReCreate Cafe at 800 McCallie Avenue.  

Last year, 428 meals were served at The Thanksgiving Eve Festival, and The Salvation Army expects the numbers to be close to the same this year.  All are welcome to attend the Festival.

For more information about The Salvation Army’s programs, to make a donation, or for volunteer opportunities, please call 756-1023


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