Happy National Salvation Army Week!

Monday, May 13, 2013
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Today’s no ordinary Monday – it’s the first day of our 60th annual National Salvation Army Week. This week of recognition was first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in…

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Salvation Army Youth Group Reads Scripture from U.S. Capitol

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
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Members of the Corps Cadets, a youth group at The Salvation Army in Alexandria, VA, participated in the annual U.S. Capitol Bible Reading Marathon hosted by Faith and…

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Happy Easter from The Salvation Army!

Thursday, March 28, 2013
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The Salvation Army wishes you a joyful Easter holiday complete with family time, the good news of the Gospel, and chocolate bunnies galore! In addition to regularly scheduled…

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Salvation Army Participating in Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
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A popular verse from the book of Hebrews reads, “Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us,” symbolic encouragement to live a daily life…

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5th Annual National Day of Service: Here’s the How and Why!

Friday, January 18, 2013
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Martin Luther King Day may be a day off of work, but it’s definitely a day “on” for giving back. While hundreds of thousands of people are expected…

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It’s A Rad, Rad, Rad, Rad World: Race Collects $64,000 for Hungry/Homeless

Monday, July 30, 2012

Gorging on an Italian meal without your hands, acting out charades, dancing up a storm and dressing a hotel bed perfectly were just some of the activities that…

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Kroc Center Brings Hope to Chicago’s South Side

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
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4,000! That’s how many Chicagoans attended the grand opening of the long-awaited Salvation Army Kroc Corps Community Center on June 16. The 167,000 square foot center didn’t disappoint,…

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Holy Week Events at the Kroc Centers

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
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In light of Holy Week and the approaching weekend, Happy Easter from all of us at The Salvation Army!

In addition the regularly scheduled worship services of Salvation Army locations nationwide, many of The Salvation Army Kroc Community Centers are hosting events in celebration of the Easter holiday.

Check out the list below to see what’s happening in your area. Click on the linked words for more information. We hope you’ll stop by for workout or worship!

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This Weekend: You’re Invited to Kroctoberfest!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Leaves are spinning, the temperatures are dropping, and there’s crispness in the air that stirs up a special nostalgia experienced only in the unique month of October. As we anticipate the coming holidays, newly formed Salvation Army Kroc Centers throughout the country are creating their own fall tradition: KROCTOBERFEST.

The real question remains: Is RJ Kroc of German heritage? Either way, the name is an appropriate title for the annual celebration of fall at the Kroc Centers.

While many Kroc Centers have started their Kroctobers already, this coming weekend is jam-packed with events for the communities surrounding the Centers.

To name just a few, here are some of the Kroc locations offering events this weekend.

San Francisco, CA: Spiders will be spinning webs at the San Francisco Kroc Center’s 4th Anniversary Halloween Carnival, which takes place on Friday, October 28, 2011 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Admission is free for all children and their families. Children and their families will be able to enjoy a host of activities, food, and games – including bowling, sharp shooter, mini golf, cake walk, ping-pong, and as a special addition the courtyard bounce house. Prizes will also be awarded for the best costumes, with a congratulatory hug from R.J Kroc, our friendly and always-popular 7-foot mascot. Learn more.

Coeur d’Alene, ID: The Kroc Center of Coeur d’Alene is hosting a concert on Friday night, October 28- the Panhandle Polecats will be stirring up some bluegrass for only $8 per ticket. The weekend will conclude with an expected 3,000 guests at gigantic “Wild West” themed Halloween party, complete with bounce houses, booths, movies in the theater, and of course – Mr. RJ Kroc himself! Learn more.

San Diego, CA: On Saturday, October 29, The Kroc Center of San Diego will be hosting the annual Boo Bash Halloween Carnival. From 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., you can enjoy ice-skating, carnival games, bounce houses, rock climbing and, what else? “Trick-or-Treating”! Not a member? The price is only $2 for entrance. Learn more.

Atlanta, GA: The Kroc Center of Atlanta is hosting a Senior Fall Ball on Sunday, October 30th. Guests can enjoy a nice meal, live music and dancing. On October 31, join in the Family Fun! Chosen Vessels, a Christian dance group, will be performing. The night will also include activities for teens and children. Learn more.

Augusta, GA: While “Kroctoberfest” may have happened last Saturday, there is still plenty going on this weekend at The Kroc Center of Augusta. Aptly titled Kroptoberfest, the Center is hosting a scrapbooking party from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., followed by “Trunk or Treat” for members, guests and staff. Child-friendly costumes are welcome and prizes will be awarded. Learn more.

Kerrville, TX: Join the Kroc Center of Kerrville, TX for Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 29. Free and open to the public from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., the event includes games, pumpkin patch, food, face painting, and bounce houses. Learn more.

Omaha, NE: The Kroc Center of Omaha is hosting a Pumpkin Patch Party on Monday, October 31 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Not a member? The price is only $5 for entry! Also a bonus: The first 200 kids get a free bag of treats. Learn more.

And this isn’t all. There are plenty of events happening this weekend at Kroc Centers nationwide. These events are provided as part of The Salvation Army Kroc Centers’ mission of providing safe and secure family events within communities. We hope you will join in your local Kroctoberfest: celebrating fall, fellowship and friends at your local Kroc Center!

You can find more info on all of the Kroc Centers and their Facebook pages by visiting our website here. Don’t miss out on the family fun!

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