Rallying The Troops

Jamie Heap
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Salvation Army Holds Rally Day in Springhill

SPRINGHILL-As summer draws to a conclusion, many people return to their normal routine, a routine that consists of returning to school or work after vacation.

“Our rally dies off for summer, a time when people go about doing their own thing,” stated Springhill Salvation Army Captain Chad Ingram on Saturday. “Now with fall here, it is time for the community to come together again,” he added.

Ingram estimates that over 60 people from the community turned out Saturday afternoon outside the Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre in Springhill for some free hot dogs, refreshments, relay games and candy tosses.

“We will be gearing up for some school and church activities as well,” stated Ingram. His wife, Katherine Ingram, is also a captain with the Salvation Army.

In addition to the Ingrams, Salvation Army volunteers Norma Morrison, Joan Brown and Dulcie Godfrey helped out with the barbecue and games; the games were played by such local area youths as Joseph MacNeil, Thomas MacNeil, Dale MacNeil, Richard MacNeil, Alex Ingram, Emily Ingram and Montana Gabriel.

“Springhill has a strong sense of pride and community,” claimed Chad Ingram. “These things build more and more every year,” he added. “We have lots of things planned for the fall, including one event whose details need to be finalized first.”

While Christmas is still three-and-a-half months way, Ingram says that he will soon be recruiting volunteers to join the Salvation Army for its Kettle Campaign.

“Our Kettle Campaign is our biggest fundraiser of the year,” stated Ingram. “It is very helpful for when we hold events like this. The Thrift Store is also important.”


Organizations: Salvation Army, Marion Murray Community Centre, Thrift Store

Geographic location: SPRINGHILL

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