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Salvation Army Bids Farewell to Majors Rick and Drucella

Majors Rick and Drucella Pollard held their final service at the Salvation Army Church, Acton, last Sunday, June 28th. The Majors were scheduled to retire at the end of June. The church has been closed since the COVID-19 crisis began. After carefully working with local officials to ensure health and noise regulations were satisfied, the church was allowed a “drive-in” service with attendees watching the service from their cars in the church’s two parking lots. The Majors took turns leading the service from a microphone situated at the intersection of the two lots. Volunteers ensured that vehicles entering had enough room to park and collected donations. The couple took over their posts as Corps Officers for the Acton Church and the Salvation Army Thrift Store five years ago. In that time, they have presided over the various church activities, including the Annual Kettle Campaign. Last year, the Acton campaign had a goal of $65,000. Starting nearly one hundred and thirty years ago, the Kettle Campaign has volunteers sit by ‘kettles’ in store fronts during the holiday season where shoppers can donate on their way out. The money raised goes towards providing food to those in need through the holidays and throughout the year, along with sending kids to camp. Pastor Ray Vander Kooij from Bethel Church and the Chair of the Acton Ministerial thanked the two Majors for their service to the Acton community and wished them well in their retirement.


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