The Salvation Army Family Store is celebrating one year in its new location at 2125 Harkrider St. with a customer appreciation cookout from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Attendees are invited to enjoy free hot dogs from the grill and arts and crafts activities for the kids.
The Salvation Army relocated from its original downtown Court Street location to a larger retail space on Harkrider that provides more parking for customers.
Salvation Army Capt. David Robinson said the cookout is a time to celebrate customers and time spent in the new store.
The Salvation Army is also hoping to collect canned goods and dry goods during today’s festivities.
Each month, Robinson collects food from the Arkansas Rice Depot for the Salvation Army’s food pantry, but March has been a busy month for the pantry, Robinson said, and it is already out of food.
“Any canned vegetables, soups or meats, as well as dry goods like macaroni and cheese, rice or beans, would be greatly appreciated,” Robinson said.
The Salvation Army Family Store is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
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