More 90 people attended The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary "Open Your Heart and Your Purse" membership luncheon Aug. 28 at Miramont Country Club. The featured speakers were Jeremy and Michelle Walker, who emphasized that The Salvation Army is first and foremost a church and secondly, here to serve the community. The other focus of the luncheon was called "Getting to Know Us," in which the auxiliary set up six informational tables, each one representing an activity the auxiliary does during the year: Angel Tree; Red Kettle Bells; Crockett School Project; National Do-Nut Day; Target "Back to School" Event; and Events at the local Salvation Army building.
Many luncheon guests signed up to help with future auxiliary volunteer activities and many other guests donated money to help with Salvation Army needs. Auxiliary President Keith Halsell said, "We are a busy group that is actively involved in our community. With so many diverse activities from which to choose, there is something for everybody."
Halsell also announced to luncheon guests that the centerpieces were for sale and that all proceeds would benefit the church programs at the local Salvation Army. The centerpieces were purses made of decorative duct tape, surrounded by candy hearts and play money; SAWA members donated the time, talent and supplies for these purses.
For more information about the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary, contact Keith Halsell at 979-846-4298 or email@example.com.