Salvation Army telethon Thursday night will help fund annual summer camp

Singing, swimming, roasting marshmallows around a camp fire, learning to play a musical instrument.

These are some of the activities awaiting children who attend the local Salvation Army’s Summer Music Days Day Camp later this year.

“This is for boys and girls, ages 7 to 12,” said Patricia Thompson, event coordinator for the Salvation Army of Whitfield, Murray and Gordon County. “We focus on music and arts. We take referrals from school social workers first. Then we open it up to other children in need. There’s no charge to the family. This should have been our 25th year, but after COVID-19 hit, we did not have a camp last year. So this will be our 24th year.”

The camp is funded by…

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