Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Salvation Army to Host Community Meetings for New Suisun City Center

By Ian Thompson | DAILY REPUBLIC

SUISUN CITY - Suisun City residents will soon get their chance to hear more about what the Salvation Army has planned for its new center that opens this summer and talk about what they want to see it offer.

The Salvation Army plans two community meetings, on April 27 and May 6, at the Suisun City Library at 601 Pintail Drive. Both meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. >>map>>

Meetings will start with a short presentation by Salvation Army representatives followed by a question-and-answer period, according to Doug Daut, director of programs for The Corps, Salvation Army, Suisun City.

'The Salvation Army to a lot of people is a thrift store and a kettle, but it's a lot more,' Daut said.

While the driving force of the center is the church, Daut said the center on Wigeon Way will have a wide array of youth programs a well-run health and fitness center.

'We will get more specific at the May meeting for details about the programs and we want to get people's input,' Daut said. 'We want to hear from them.'

Reconstruction of the center is still on schedule and is expected to be done by the end of May. The center's opening is tentatively slated for mid-June, Daut said.

The center's Web site is still under construction. Applications for part-time employment are still available at the trailer next to the center.

For more information, call the Center's temporary number at 707-720-5376.

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