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Senior Music Conservatory Afternoon Concert this Sunday

June 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Please join The Salvation Army Fairfax & Landmark Corps  

Sunday, July 3rd 

 for a Special Afternoon Concert performed by Senior Music Conservatory Students

from Camp HappyLand

11:00 AM – Morning Worship

12:30 PM – Covered Dish Lunch

1:30 PM – Concert

3:00 PM – Refreshments 

 Come and Support our Youth during their first concert of the Summer!

 The Salvation Army Fairfax Corps

4915 Ox Road, Fairfax, VA

703-385-8700

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7th Annual Variety Show and Spaghetti Dinner at the Fairfax Corps June 12

May 25, 2011 Leave a comment

FAIRFAX, VA – The Salvation Army Fairfax Corps is holding the 7th Annual Variety Show and Spaghetti Dinner at the Corps on Sunday, June 12 beginning at 5:00 p.m. The event is the main fund-raiser for the year.

The Gospel Arts Club kids will put on a variety show after serving this year’s meal. , The group has been working very hard on this project all year.  There will be vocals, brass banding, recorders, guitars, and piano just to name a few items.

Here’s the dinner menu: Salad, Garlic Bread, Spaghetti w/Sauce (with/without Meat), Dessert for all (sugar-free will be available), Iced Tea, Kool-Aid and Coffee! Of course, Service with a Smile!

Tickets are $5.00 per person or $50.00 for a table of 10.  Secure your reservations early to insure that your friends and family get seated together! 

If you know of anyone who would be interested in seeing your local Salvation Army in action for the Kingdom of God, please share this information with them and extend a warm invitation on our behalf.  Mark your calendar today because this is going to be a GREAT EVENING!

Call 703-385-8700 ext.#14 for reservations.

The Salvation Army Fairfax Cors is located at 4915 Ox Road, Fairfax, VA, 22030.

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION PICNIC TOMORROW POSTPONED

May 13, 2011 3 comments

WASHINGTON, DC, May 13, 2011 – The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command is postponing our Volunteer Appreciation Picnic scheduled for tomorrow at Kennedy Recreation Center in NW, DC, due to weather concerns.

Over 100 volunteers were set to enjoy freshly grilled hamburgers and hot dogs prepared by Officers from The Salvation Army’s Area Command. Lunch included salad, cookies and music entertainment by members of the National Capital Band.  A friendly, but competitive, game of kick ball was planned as well.  The event was the last activity planned for the local observance of National Salvation Army Week.

However, local forecasts for the weekend are threatening moderate to heavy rain for Saturday forcing the cancellation of tomorrow’s picnic until next month.  

“The Salvation Army’s primary concern is for the safety, security and comfort of our invited guests.  Plus, we all know trying to have a picnic in the rain is not such a good idea. Our volunteers work hard for us all year and we have planned a nice, fun-filled experience. Therefore, we believe postponing the event is the best thing to do. We are hoping the weather will be better next month when the picnic has been rescheduled,” according to Ken Forsythe, Communications Manager and spokesperson for The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command.

The new date for the Volunteer Appreciation Picnic is June 11 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Kennedy Recreation Center located at 1401 7th Street, NW.

Summary of National Salvation Army Week’s Local Activities

Here is a snapshot of The Salvation Army’s achievements during National Salvation Army Week:

  • 100 people attended the Annual Alexandria Civic Dinner held May 7 featuring Vince Lombardi, Jr.
  • Lunch and pampering was provided to 100 mothers in need during the 2nd Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon
  • 55 retired military veterans enjoyed donuts and a brass band concert during a visit to the Armed Forces Retirement Home in DC
  • Hosted a Donor Appreciation Reception for more than 80 people from across Greater Washington
  • Gave 1,000 morning commuters free donuts at five Metro stations in Northern Virginia and Maryland

Just One More Thing…

The Salvation Army has one major event left this month that is the Alexandria Women’s Auxiliary Old Fashioned Barbeque Dinner. The fundraiser will take place on May 21 from 5:30 -7:00 p.m. at the Alexandria Corps located at 1804 Mt. Vernon Avenue in the city’s Delray neighborhood. The barbeque falls on Armed Forces Day and, as a result, anyone showing a military ID will receive 10% off the price of their ticket. All proceeds will benefit needy families in Alexandria. There is more information available by calling 703-836-2427 or going online to SalArmyDC.org.

History of National Salvation Army Week

From 1880 to 1954, The Salvation Army in the United States grew into a significant force for good in the lives of many Americans. The Army transformed from small numbers of uniformed men and women working to help the hungry poor into a larger organization offering broader services to assist those in need in any way possible. That year, the 83rd United States Congress recognized The Salvation Army, and President Dwight D. Eisenhower made proclaimed November 28 thru December 4, 1954 the first ever National Salvation Army Week. 

About The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command

The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command assisted nearly 63,000 individuals, nearly half for the first time, throughout 2010 by providing a diverse range of social services.  They include serving 165,000 meals to the hungry and filling more than 8,800 grocery orders, providing assistance for the disabled, elderly and ill, and helping an estimated 14,000 underprivileged children with holiday assistance. To make a donation, please visit SalArmyDC.org or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. 

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Alexandria Civic Dinner Kicking off NCAC National Salvation Army Week 2011

April 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Get your tickets today for The Salvation Army Alexandria Citadel 2011 Civic Dinnner

The 2nd Annual Washington Metro YP Band Day

March 14, 2011 Leave a comment

The 2nd Annual Metro – DC YP Band Day will take place on Saturday, April 2, 2011 from 10 AM – 3 PM at The Salvation Army Montgomery County Corps in Germantown, MD. Clinics and workshops for brass and percussion players of all levels will be conducted by National Capital and Virginia divisional music leaders and members of The National Capital Band. A Grand Concert featuring all participating YP Bands and The National Capital Band will conclude the event.

NCAC Corps YP Bands of all sizes and levels are welcome, as are adult beginners and senior bandsman who wish to participate. Parents, family, and friends of YP band members are cordially invited to attend the Grand Concert at 2 PM.

For more information, or to register your YP Band, please contact David Delaney, National Capital and Virginia Divisional Music Director, at David_Delaney@uss.salvationarmy.org or (202) 497-2924.

Saturday, April 2, 2011      10 AM – 3:30 PM

Montgomery County Corps
20021 Aircraft Drive
Germantown, MD 20874

(240) 912 – 7423

Schedule
10:00 – 10:30 AM Welcome and Warm-Up
10:45 – 11:45 AM Instrumental Clinics
12:00 – 12:45 PM Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 PM Corps YP Band Rehearsals
2:00 – 3:30 PM Concert featuring Corps YP Bands & The National Capital Band