This week, The Salvation Army has been celebrating across the country to mark National Salvation Army Week, a time to recognize 157 years of serving communities in the United States.

The Salvation Army of Michigan City will conclude National Salvation Army Week with a Worship Arts Workshop on
Saturday, May 18.

This event is free and open to the public. Adults and youth are invited to attend a workshop from 10 a.m. until noon to learn about choir, drama, and dance. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. Participants will then hold a performance for the public. Lunch will be served at noon, and the concert will begin at 12:30 p.m., free and open to the public.
Special guests for this event will include the Salvation Army Chicago Temple TSA Madison Street Gospel Choir and The Salvation Army Bill Booth Theater Company.

“We are very excited to offer this Worship Arts Workshop for the Michigan City Community,” said Major Dale Simmons, who oversees The Salvation Army of Michigan City along with his wife, Major Becky Simmons. “It is a great opportunity for newcomers to be exposed to the art of choir and dance, and for more experienced performers to share their talents with others.

This event concludes National Salvation Army Week, which highlights the history and impact of the non-profit
organization. The Salvation Army opened in Michigan City in 1892 and currently provides services including a food
pantry, diaper bank, utility assistance, free clothing room, weekend backpack feeding program, group grief support, free summer camp, case management and more.

“National Salvation Army Week began in 1954 with a proclamation by President Dwight D. Eisenhower as a way to
celebrate everyone who makes giving back possible,” Simmons said. “We like to take this time to say thank you to our
volunteers, supporters, advisory board members, and the community for supporting our mission of serving those in the most need.”

More information about The Salvation Army, including services and programs provided in Michigan City, can be found at