A senior official of the Salvation Army is scheduled to arrive here tomorrow, to take part in activities to mark the Church’s, one hundred and eleventh anniversary of service in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The Church will mark the anniversary on Wednesday May 28th, and the celebrations will run from Tuesday May 27th to Sunday June 1st.
Lieutenant Colonel Victor Leslie and his wife Rosemary Leslie will be paying a visit to the state to join in the celebrations.
Lieutenant Leslie, who was born in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, is based at the Salvation Army’s Caribbean Headquarters in Jamaica and is the second in command of the territory.
He and his wife will be met on arrival by Major Pierre Antoine(Antwon) and his wife Persia; Chairperson of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, Norma Knights and Vice- Chair and PRO, Nina Maloney, along with a small delegation from the Salvation Army here.
While here, the visiting delegates are expected to pay courtesy calls on Governor General Sir Frederick Ballantyne, Prime Minster Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, Leader of the Opposition Arnhim Eustace and Police Commissioner, Michael Charles.
The visitors will also attend a Welcome Service on Thursday at the Methodist Church Hall from 7pm. On Friday a dinner will be held in their honour, and on Saturday there will be a March of Witness and Open Air Meeting, starting from the Memorial Hall and ending in the Court House yard
The commemorative activities will climax on Sunday June 1st with a Holiness Service celebration at the Methodist Church hall from 10am to noon, to be followed by a Farewell Praise Meeting celebration from 2:30 to 5pm. Major Leslie and his wife are scheduled to leave the state at 6:45 on Sunday evening.