Christmas luncheon focus of Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary meeting

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary recently held its first meeting after the summer break.

President Berinda Eugene welcomed the members to do the work of the Women’s Auxiliary. Maj. Geraldine Leonard, new Corps leader, gave the invocation. She later stated the women of the auxiliary are a team working together to further the projects of the Salvation Army. Leonard has worked with other Women’s Auxiliaries and has a passion for what they do.

Captain and Major Leonard have begun renovations to the Corps office by updating the landscape and then working to improve the gymnasium so it can be used for sports.

The meeting concentrated on the Christmas Luncheon, which will be held on Dec. 6 at the First United Methodist Church. Tickets will soon be available.

Members were appraised of the mission of the Salvation Army, an international movement and an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination. Locally it serves neighbors in need located in Arkansas, Bradley, Cleveland, Grant, Jefferson and Lincoln counties. Total persons served in 2012 were 4,811, with 11,220 meals provided, 1,067 lodging/shelter stays and 2,512 Angel Tree gifts given out among other Salvation Army ministries.

The Women’s Auxiliary is a part of this mission and any woman who is interested in what the auxiliary does is welcome to call Leonard at 870-534.0504 or visit the Salvation Army at 501 E. 12th Ave.