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|Salvation Army Dedicates New Location -- DOWNLOAD CEREMONY HERE
|The local chapter of the Salvation Army can finally rejoice in the completion of a project 20 years in the making in order to address a growing space crunch.
The Galesburg Salvation Army dedicated their new home Saturday -- they've officially moved into the former Calvary Assembly of God Church at 510 North Kellogg Street -- roughly two blocks north of their current location.
The local Salvation Army has been raising money through a capital campaign and other means since 1990 for a new building, and Council Member Sharon Amick says it was well worth the wait. "There was a lot to do, and it didn't happen overnight," Amick said. "But it was done because God wanted this to happen, and I think of William Boothe when he said 'This and better will do.' And I believe that's what He did at each appointment, for each building we've had, this and better will do. We certainly have done a lot of work in the other buildings, also, for the Army and for God, and yet, I know we can do even more here because we have the space to do it."
Salvation Army officials say there are some things they could use some help with including getting some new equipment for their community center and church sanctuary -- but for now, they say they're just glad to be out of the space they've been in since 1972.
The Salvation Army purchased the building last September for $225,000. The Calvary Assembly of God Church has moved to a new location on Linwood Road near the National Guard Readiness Center.
To download Saturday's dedication ceremony, CLICK HERE (mp3 format, approximately 51 minutes).
(Galesburg Mayor Gary Smith presents a mayoral proclamation to Salvation Army Capt. Rick Ray.)
(A look at the Salvation Army's church sanctuary.)
(WGIL News Story and Photos by Will Stevenson.)
|05 02 09 by Newsroom
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