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Salvation Army’s Aprons and Angels banquet recognizes volunteers

The Salvation Army Bainbridge Service Center honored its volunteers last Thursday at the Aprons and Angels appreciation dinner.

Salvation Army director Merreann McDonald didn’t just thank the volunteers, but also every person and organization involved in this year’s Red Kettle fundraiser, including Belk, Winn Dixi, Dollar General, Walmart, Jones Wheat Elementary School and Piggly Wiggly in Donalsonville. She also thanked those who had Countertop Kettles: Yuki, Dollar General, Domino’s Pizza, Dairy Queen, Isaacs Bakery, The Bean Café, Flint River Outfitters, Dixie Dandy, 5 Points Cleaners and Ricky’s Buffet.

This year’s Fill the Kettle sponsors included Action GM, Adams Brothers, Andrew Avery, Bates Engineers, Bill and Sheri Allen, Brannon, Major and Ann, Burgundy Timber, Charles Rozier Consulting Forrester, Circle B Contracting, Dairy Queen, Dee’s Electric, First State Bank, Flint River Outfitters, Charles W. Griffin, Grimsley Pharmacy, Health Products and Yogurt Too, Rodney C. Jones, Memorial Hospital, Miles Realty, Palmer Insurance, Parker Paint, Port City Animal Hospital, Ronald and Donald Barber and Youmans and Gardner. A very special thanks was also given to other local businesses that supported the Red Kettle Campaign, Angel Tree Ministry and Aprons & Angels Annual Banquet: Action GM for the Red Kettle Express, First Port City Bank Angel Tree location, Rob McRae & Bainbridge Country Club Grinch Golf Scramble, Cooper’s Plumbing & Air, Nikki Rich Graphics and In the Garden.

McDonald expressed her deepest appreciation to the many donors that sustain the Salvation Army ministry throughout the year with their own financial givings and donations.