Salvation Army depends on you for success

With Thanksgiving upon us, the Salvation Army is gearing up for its annual holiday programs that benefit the need, both young and old.

First is the annual Thanksgiving Day dinner, which takes place Thursday at the Army's headquarters, 701 Good Hope.

Maj. Robert Gauthier, his wife, Maj. Joyce Gauthier, and volunteers will prepare between 75 to 100 turkeys, a dozen hams and all the trimming for the traditional Thanksgiving feast, which is free to anyone.

Applications already are being accepted for Toybox and Christmas for the Elderly. Toybox provides toys to needy children, and Christmas for the Elderly provides necessities to needy older people,.

Applications also are being taken for the Army's Christmas baskets of food.

Bell ringers with the familiar red kettles already have taken up posts across town

And the Tree of Lights campaign will begin soon.

It is important to remember that the Salvation Army relies heavily on donations through the holiday season to make its programs work all year.

Please be generous in your giving.