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The West Pittston Corps of The Salvation Army has stepped up plans for the upcoming 100th anniversary of its involvement in West Pittston. Several Advisory Board members were named to the committees involved in the celebration scheduled for May 5-12.

The beginning of the weeklong celebration will begin on Saturday, May 5 with the step off at the Parade for the Annual West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival.

The Youth Groups will sponsor an outdoor Concert (weather permitting) on Wednesday, May 9 and a banquet and awards presentation to commemorate the centennial will be held on Thursday, May 10.

A two-day open house will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 11 and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 12.

Dinner reservations and ads for a 100th anniversary program booklet are now being solicited.

Anyone wishing to participate is asked to call Major Sheryl Hershey at 655-5947 or by e-mail at sheryl.hershey@use.salvationarmy.org.

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