Story last updated at 7/18/2013 - 1:11 pm
The Juneau Salvation Army has announced several major changes in its local personnel. Captain Don Warriner and Lieutenant Kimberly Warriner left Juneau at the end of June for their new assignment in Wyoming. Taking over their duties here will be Lieutenants Lance and Dana Walters, from Colorado.
At the same time, The Family Store will be under new management. After 25 years of service, Henry James has retired and John Redlich Jr. has taken over the operation of the Family Store.
One of the main goals of the Juneau Salvation Army and its new officers will be the completion of the new store's tiled entrance. One wall already displays the engraved porcelain commemorative tiles purchased by families, businesses, and individuals, to honor loved ones or to promote a local business. The sale of these tiles helps defray the costs of purchasing the land and constructing the new store, which opened in 2009. The other wall awaits completion.
The order forms for the commemorative tiles can be picked up at The Family Store, or through Advisory Board member Malin Babcock at 789-9423.
These personnel changes occur at a very busy time in the local Salvation Army calendar. The store is at its busiest when the cruise ship crews make it their first stop. Youth programs for the summer are under way, and as always, food boxes are distributed every Tuesday and Thursday. The commemorative tile project will be closed out by the end of July.