Longtime Salvation Army Supporters Honored at Event

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L to R: Advisory Board Chair, Jo Kirlin, Charles “Chuck” Scholz, Marvin Purdy, Senior Kroc Officer, Major Andrew S. Miller

Charles Scholz, Marvin Purdy, & John Hark Receive Distinguished Awards

On Friday, September 20, The Salvation Army recognized two of its most distinguished supporters during the September Advisory Board meeting held in the Meadows Conference Rooms at the Kroc Center.

Mr. Marvin Purdy, retired Quincy Firefighter and longtime Advisory Council member, received a ‘Certificate of Life Membership’ award from Advisory Board Chair, Jo Kirlin and Senior Kroc Officer, Major Andrew S. Miller.

Mr. Charles W. Scholz received a ‘Certificate of Membership Emeritus’ award for his outstanding civil support of The Salvation Army. Mr. Scholz has been involved in many Army functions over the years such as the Christmas Committee , Kroc Steering Committee, and currently, the Advisory Board Council.

John S. Hark, right, chairman of the Hannibal Salvation Army Advisory Council, receives a plaque naming him a Salvation Army member emeritus from Salvation Army Major Andrew Miller.

Hannibal Salvation Army Advisory Council Chairman John Hark was honored Monday, Sept. 30, by receiving the designation of Salvation Army member emeritus. Hark served 41 years for the City of Hannibal and Marion County, Missouri.

The title of Salvation Army member emeritus is awarded to only about four people each year in the 10-state territory including Hannibal.

Major Andrew S. Miller and John Hark, Photo/ Bev Darr / Hannibal Courier Post

 

We’d like to thank all three of these gentlemen for their unwavering support of The Salvation Army and congratulate them on their awards. Together, they have helped make a valuable difference in the lives of individuals in our community.

Sturhahn Jewelers Marks 101st Anniversary with Food Pantry Donation

Giving back to the community is a tradition with Sturhahn Jewelers and this year is no exception.  To mark their 101st anniversary, the Sturhahn Family will unload 101 bags of groceries to benefit the Salvation Army Food Pantry at 9:30 Monday morning October 22nd.

“Our business anniversary is the ideal time to say thanks to a community that has been so good to us, says Sarah Stegeman of Sturhahns.  “Because our area food banks are especially low right now, this seemed like the natural, and right, thing to do.”

Last year Sturhahn Jewelers celebrated their landmark 100th Anniversary by giving 100 gifts to 100 unsuspecting people in Quincy over a 10 week period.   “That was fun to make someone’s day who least expected it, Stegeman says. So this year, if we can help put food on a table, we’ll remember how very fortunate we are to live and work in such a great community.”

The Sturhahn family and the 101 bags of groceries will be received by Major Dan Jennings, Senior Officer of the Kroc Center, at 9:30am, October 22nd at the Family Services Center at 6th and Broadway.

The Salvation Army Recognizes Lifetime Volunteer

Charlie Doan

On Monday May 16th, 2011, at the Quincy Salvation Army, Charlie Doan was presented with The Salvation Army’s Central Territory Lifetime Volunteer Award.

This award is only given to an outstanding volunteer who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in providing service to others through The Salvation Army over many years.

The Quincy Salvation Army Kroc Center was privileged to recognize Advisory Board Member, Charlie Doan, as the recipient of the Territorial Lifetime Service Award.  A reception was held in his honor on May 16th.  Divisional Headquarters guests, Major Barbara MacClean, Divisional Secretary for Program, and Sheila R. Davis, Divisional Volunteer Coordinator were on hand to present Charlie with the Award.

Charlie has given 40+ years of volunteer service to The Salvation Army in Quincy.  As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.” Charlie has always been an ambitious man, who for many years, has supported and given generously to The Salvation Army.  He is also involved with many community organizations and groups that have affected many lives for the better.  In addition to his 40+ years as a Salvation Army advisory board member, he also has life member status.

Charlie has served The Salvation Army in many ways over the years.   He served for many years on the Emergency Disaster Team, helping with disasters both locally and nationally. Throughout the holiday season he has manned kettles and served as the coordinator and head cook for The Salvation Army’s Community Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners. His many years of faithful service to The Salvation Army are respected and will continue to be appreciated.   Even at the age of 86, Charlie continues to be active, and is the current chair of the Advisory Board Property Committee.

Charlie’s spirit of volunteerism is being carried on by his family, with three generations of Doans currently volunteering for The Salvation Army.