The Salvation Army of Tamaqua Corps will proudly celebrate its 100th anniversary at a very special annual dinner engagement on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the Tamaqua Salvation Army Center, 105 West Broad Street. The local milestone coincides with The Salvation Army’s national 150th anniversary. The affair will begin at 5:30 PM with fellowship and a walking tour of the facility.  Dinner at 6 PM will be followed by featured speakers and performances reflecting the Salvation Army mission, history and its impact upon the lives of people in our community.  Recognized at the event will be William Fegley for his lifetime service as a member of The Salvation Army of Tamaqua’s advisory board and Esther Stofocik for 20 years of faithful employee. Also recognized will be Lois Deutsch, a longtime Corps Sergeant Major with The Salvation Army of Tamaqua, whose family was among the original members of The Salvation Army when it was founded in Tamaqua 100 years ago.
“We are honored to serve the Tamaqua community and will be here for many years to come, providing hope and resources to those in need,” said Major Sharon Whispell, Corps Officer, The Salvation Army of Tamaqua.
Tickets for the event can be purchased on the night of the event or prior to the event at the Tamaqua Salvation Army front office. For additional information, contact Major Sharon Whispell via phone (570) 668-0410 or email
The Salvation Army came to the Tamaqua region in 1915, developing and maintaining a consistent tradition of unselfish service to the people when they need help most.  A new community center was built at 105 West Broad Street in 2000 thanks to $1.3 million dollars generously raised by community supporters.
In its 150 years of service in the United State, The Salvation Army is now widely recognized as one of America’s largest and most respected charities, The Salvation Army’s enduring ministry and mission to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination continues, to bring about transformative change in disadvantaged communities. Its holistic approach to serving the “whole” individual has allowed the organization to improve not only the physical circumstances of the needy, but also to enhance their emotionally and spiritual outlook as well. From food and shelter programs for the homeless and hungry to compassionate care for individuals and families in crisis, The Salvation Army is “Doing the Most Good” for those in the most need.


  1. We are thrilled to see our Dad, William H Fegley Sr. honored for his years of service with the Salvation Army. He isn’t able to attend this dinner as evening outings are tough for him. But he would love to see his friends from Tamaqua. Please stop by the fifth floor at the St Luke’s Miner’s Rehab and Geriatric Center to say hello the next time you visit the hospital. Room 525. Both Dad and Mom (Flossie) will be thrilled to see you! Congratulations on 100 years of service!!!!


  2. We had a fire on Railroad street in December of 1972. The fire company and the Salvation Army arrived within minutes of one another. What an outstanding organization.


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