Salvos celebrate sweet success
IT'S not every day you get a free cupcake.
But after unforseen circumstances forced the relocation of the Stanthorpe Salvation Army Store in January last year, captains Cathryn and Mark Williamson decided handing out free cupcakes was a fitting way to celebrate a successful year since the move.
The store was closed for a few months but opened bigger and better than ever.
Mr Williamson said today marked exactly one year since the store reopened next to Mitre 10.
"To celebrate the occasion, all customers will receive a free cupcake," Mr Williamson said.
"I'll be baking the cupcakes and captain Cathryn will be in charge of decorating them.
"It was sad when we had to close our old shop but within a few months we were able to reopen and we haven't looked back since."
Mr Williamson said the successful 12 months wouldn't have been possible without the support of the Granite Belt community.
He said shoppers continued to support the Salvation Army and the vital services it provided.
"The Salvation Army continues to operate various programs in addition to the Family Store in Stanthorpe," he said.
"Family worship meetings are held at 3pm every Sunday in the Army Hall at 112 Folkestone St, adjoining the Family Store."
Monthly Thursday activities include an adults' Friendship Group, a craft group and the popular cooking classes.
The Salvation Army also partners with the Stanthorpe Community Development Service to offer Emergency Relief to those in the community who are struggling financially.