As we looked out over the gym, filled with excitement and anticipation at what they were about to experience, we knew something good was about to happen in East Liverpool.
Young and old alike were in place to enjoy an old-fashioned "friend and family" evening together. Within a few minutes, laughter and excitement gave way as the famous Harlem Wizards appeared on the court tipping off an evening of tricks and frolics that they are so well noted for.
However, that evening didn't just happen. If it weren't for the committed dedication of many businesses and individuals working together throughout our community we would not have been able to offer such an opportunity.
The words "thank you" just aren't enough to express our gratitude to everyone from our sponsors, to the numerous committees and sub-committees, to the advertising opportunities, to our dedicated staff and advisory board, to Team MoJo and all of the "Hometown Heroes" who sacrificed time and energy to pull together this year's super event.
As The Salvation Army marches forward, continuing to Carry the Shield of support and protection for our community, we do so with hearts full of thankfulness and appreciation.
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God bless you.
Majors Douglas and Stella McGuire