White Oak Golden K hears Salvation Army update

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Members of salvation Army’s Coweta County chapter visiting White Oak Golden K are, from left, Major Elevyn Repass, secretary of the Advisory Board; Major Larry Repass, co-president of the Advisory Board; Betty Hickman, president of the Advisory Board; and Stephanie May, director. 


Members of the Salvation Army's Coweta County chapter were guests at a recent meeting of the White Oak Golden K Kiwanis Club.

Attending the recent breakfast meeting at Sprayberry’s Barbecue on Highway 34 East were Major Elevyn Repass, secretary of the Advisory Board; Major Larry Repass, co-president of the Advisory Board; Betty Hickman, president of the Advisory Board; and Stephanie May, director.

Major Larry Repass discussed the founding of the Salvation Army and his role in it since becoming a member. He and his wife Evelyn are now retired and living in Coweta County.

May, who operates the Salvation Army’s Newnan Service Center, talked about the group’s traditional Red Kettle being an integral part of the Christmas scene, with millions of dollars donated nationwide each year to help families, seniors, shut-ins and the homeless. Donations provide Christmas dinners, clothing and toys for families in need, she told the WOGK group. Others struggling with family, emotional, or employment problems receive help well beyond the Christmas season from money donated thru the Red Kettle program. She shared that the White Oak Golden K Kiwanis Club was the number-one fundraiser for the Coweta County bell ringers last year.

Plans for the 2013 bell ringing effort began in September and will commence on Nov. 22 at one location, and then start at the remainder of the locations on Nov. 29. Although it will be a shorter season, the Salvation Army’s goal is set at $75,000.00.

White Oak Golden K members will again be participating with the Red Kettle program.

May said more than 300 local families were helped by the Salvation Army last year and that more than 83 cents of every dollar collected went to help the needy in the Coweta County community.

The Salvation Army also has an Angel Tree program in place to provide toys and clothes to needy children in the local area. Last year they were able to help 129 children. The Salvation Army endeavors to bring spiritual light and love to those it serves at Christmas so that the real meaning of the season is not forgotten, the Salvation Army representatives shared. The White Oak Golden K Kiwanis Club of Newnan (www.whiteoakgoldenk.org) meets each Thursday at 9 a.m. at Sprayberry's restaurant, Hwy. 34 in Newnan. Visitors are welcome.



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