It was the 3rd Annual Salvation Army Awards Dinner held Saturday night at the Sheridan Holiday Inn, but it was also an evening set aside to give a report back to our community on the work the Salvation Army has done in the past year.
Captain David Leonard is the commanding officer for the Salvation Army here in Sheridan.
This year's Volunteer of the Year Award went to Habitat for Humanity which helped work on the “Rainbow Connection.” Eliza Evans is the construction manager for Habitat and was there to receive the award.
Along with the eight Unsung Heroes receiving framed certificates, longtime Sheridan resident Jim Weber was given the Humanitarian Award.
Former school teacher Peg Campbell was bestowed the Others Award for her 37 years on the Salvation Army's Advisory Board. Mrs. Campbell's five children were all present to see her receive her plaque.
Captain Leonard and his wife Geraldine are relative newcomers
Captain Leonard finds Sheridan
In 2010, the Salvation Army served over 4500 individuals with over 1000 being first-time clients and is located at 150 South Tschirgi in Sheridan.