To The Daily Sun,
A few weeks ago, columnist Bob Meade wrote an excellent piece entitled "Respect....Make it Contagious". In that article, Meade traced the beginnings of today's Salvation Army and its founder, William Booth. The article continued to discuss the many good works of today's Salvation Army, especially our Lakes Region office under the expert leadership of Captains Steven and Sally Warren. Our local branch provides free meals, summer camp experiences for needy children, work opportunities through the Thrift Shop, a food pantry and the Carey House, the homeless shelter for men, women and families.
Naturally, outreach programs of this magnitude require substantial funding. Columnist Meade, throughout the article, encourages his readers to support our local Salvation Army and provides information about how to do that. In addition to donating directly, there is an annual opportunity to show your support while enjoying a fun, family-oriented event and friendly competition. I'm referring to the Annual Salvation Army Turkey Plunge which will celebrate its 9th year this November 23rd. Hardy Plungers raise pledges for the "privilege" of plunging into Lake Opechee that day. This family-oriented fundraising event is presided over by our own mascot, Tommy Turkey, and comes complete with costumes, crazy warm-up exercises, a post-Plunge luncheon and raffle prizes.
Bob Meade encouraged everyone to support the good works of the Salvation Army. On November 23rd, you'll have that chance by joining us at Opechee Beach for the 9th Turkey Plunge. More details are on-line at www.salvationarmy.org/laconia. See you at the Lake.
Don Morrissey, Chairman
Salvation Army Turkey Plunge