We're having a bit of a celebration around here today; it's our anniversary. The Salvation Army has been in Jasper County, Iowa for 125 years. 25 short years after The Salvation Army began in the lower east end of London, it found its way to central Iowa. And we've been here, helping to meet human needs ever since.
To celebrate we're having an open house - tours of our building, hot dogs, cupcakes, and special sales in our thrift store. The members of the chamber of commerce were here and gave us a plaque and we posed for about a thousand grinning photos - even staged a "ribbon cutting" (never mind that it's 125 years after the fact...).
Here's to another 125 (though I doubt I'll be around long enough to see them all.)