Frontlines – News Briefs of the West
By Bob Bearchell –
A/Captains Antonio and Aide Horta, Anaheim Temple, Calif., corps officers, report that “Three Wise Men Day,” a Hispanic holiday, was celebrated at the Superkids Fun Factory in Westminster for 200 deserving youngsters.
Added to the festivities were free pizza, game tokens, candies and toys. Assisting the Army in sponsoring the event were Excelsior Newspaper of Orange County and Daniel’s Furniture.
NEWS FROM KONA
The first annual Volunteer Appreciation Sunday was a smashing success at Kona, Hawaii, recently. Captains Keith and Mona McRevy, corps officers, provided special music and distributed honors to volunteers in all the corps’ ministries.
The Kona community may soon benefit from the generosity of a businessman who during his last three years on Kona observed how the Army was there to help when no one else was, specifically in a health clinic. Open one night, the volunteer clinic staff serves 50 patients weekly. This gift may make possible the expansion of the present clinic on adjacent property. A task force is studying how this can be managed and will submit a program for consideration by divisional headquarters.
SPREADING THE NEWS
The Orange County Register, in California, was pleased to provide 3,060 inches of “filler” advertising space to promote The Salvation Army Anaheim Adult Rehabilitation Center in 1996 (Majors Oliver and Geretta Stenvick). Total value would have been $208,080. We can use good friends like this!
NEW FACE ON THRIFT STORE
Captains Sam and Carol Southard recently hosted a “Remodel Celebration” at San Francisco ARC main Thrift Store. While managers of other stores helped with the crowds, red-jacketed adherents served refreshments and distributed literature about the Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Programs.
ON “THE WAY”
A Funny Thing Happened on…THE WAY, by Commissioner Will Pratt (R), is sailing into its second printing. Great results for the territory’s venture into publishing! Contact the Supplies and Purchasing Department at Western THQ for information on ordering.
CONGRESS EXCITEMENT BUILDS
Response has been terrific for the upcoming Victory Congress in June. Registration now stands at 2,891, already reaching 75 percent of attendance at the 1992 Congress. The deadline for Early Bird registration is February 28. Noted authors will be present to autograph their books, including Commissioner Will Pratt (R), Lt. Colonel Check Yee (R), Dr. Roger Green, Lt. Colonel Marlene Chase, Major Eva Den Hartog (R), Major Chick Yuill, Bandsman Harry Sparks, and Mark Kellner.
DEN HARTOG IN WEST
Major Eva den Hartog (R), noted missionary, will be in the Western Territory from April through June, where she will hold special meetings in the So. Calif., Cascade and Del Oro Divisions. It will be good to see her again, and her gripping tales will enliven many a World Services meeting.
Major John Randall, the Long Beach ARC, says as a result of an intensive media campaign by the ARC Command in Los Angeles to secure donated vehicles, they received a donation of a beautiful Rolls Royce. Although not on the Army’s list of “approved” vehicles, someone will be the proud owner of this classic car.
NHQ ON WEB
National Headquarters has announced that the NHQ Home Page is now active on the World-Wide Web. The URL address is: HTTP://www.salvationarmyusa.org