Chickens killed in fire at Connecticut egg farmJanuary 29, 2023 GMT
BOZRAH, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut authorities are investigating the cause of a fire at a large egg farm that burned for hours and killed a number of chickens, fire officials said Sunday.
The fire at the Hillandale Farms property in Bozrah was reported at about 1 p.m.
Santa visit brings joy to a frosty Alaska Inupiat villageDecember 9, 2022 GMT
NUIQSUT, Alaska (AP) — Though the weather outside was frightful, schoolchildren in the northern Alaska Inupiat community of Nuiqsut were so delighted for a visit by Santa that they braved wind chills of 25 degrees below zero just to see him land on a snow-covered airstrip.
Cowboys TEs play live Whac-A-Mole to celebrate vs. GiantsNovember 25, 2022 GMT
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — That hurdle over a defender in the open field was just an instinctive move for Jake Ferguson. That unique celebration with the other three Dallas Cowboys tight ends after a touchdown a few plays later was a scheme he had come up with in advance.
Lamb sets table on Thanksgiving as Cowboys beat Giants 28-20November 25, 2022 GMT
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — CeeDee Lamb could only smile when officials upheld an out-of-bounds call on what the Dallas receiver hoped would be a touchdown on his second one-handed catch of the game.
3 overnight shelters opening around Portland due to snowApril 13, 2022 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Multnomah County in partnership with the City of Portland, Oregon, is opening three shelters Tuesday night because of wintery weather.
Portland officials said the shelters will be open from 8 p.m.
3 federal lawsuits accuse Salvation Army of wage violationsMarch 9, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The Salvation Army was accused in three federal lawsuits filed Wednesday of violating federal labor law by not paying minimum wage to participants in its work-based rehabilitation programs.
Police: Break-in, cutting, arson at Louisiana tattoo schoolJanuary 12, 2022 GMT
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Someone broke into a Louisiana tattoo school Tuesday, cut the 74-year-old owner and then set fire to the business, Shreveport police reported.
A man whose last known address was the Salvation Army is wanted on a warrant accusing him of attempted first-degree murder, Cpl.
Salvation Army official: Theft of toys no victory for GrinchDecember 19, 2021 GMT
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Farmington-area residents of northern New Mexico donated gifts and money after somebody stole a Salvation Army van loaded with $6,000 worth of toys for children, according authorities.
Police: Van full of Christmas toys stolen in New MexicoDecember 17, 2021 GMT
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Time is of the essence for the Salvation Army in New Mexico now that the Grinch has thrown a wrench into the group's holiday toy program.
A van loaded with $6,000 worth of toys set to be passed out to hundreds of children was stolen this week from a store parking lot in Farmington.
Aid groups mobilize to help victims of Midwest tornadoesDecember 11, 2021 GMT
Disaster-aid and humanitarian groups are mobilizing to help tornado victims and setting up dedicated fund for donations to support their efforts.
Here's a look at some of the relief being provided and ways to donate.
Residents rush to move belongings out of dangerous condoDecember 10, 2021 GMT
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Residents of a Waukesha condominium that could collapse are rushing to move their belongings out.
Police and firefighters cleared the six-story, 48-unit Horizon West Condominiums on Dec.
Salvation Army bell ringer robbed, suspect caughtDecember 5, 2021 GMT
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A man was chased down and caught by deputies in Washington state after allegedly assaulting a Salvation Army bell ringer and fleeing with his donations kettle.
Wisconsin condo building evacuated due to structural issuesDecember 3, 2021 GMT
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A six-story condominium building that was the subject of resident complaints dating back to June 2020 has been evacuated in a Milwaukee suburb after engineers found the structure was in imminent danger of collapsing.
Giving to top charities rose 3.7% in 2020, driven by wealthyNovember 2, 2021 GMT
In the wake of the most devastating public-health emergency in a century and the resulting economic uncertainty, Americans provided more charitable dollars to United Way Worldwide than any other nonprofit focused on direct aid, followed by the Salvation Army and St.
More than 1,600 donated coats delivered to Afghan refugeesOctober 25, 2021 GMT
EDINBURGH, Ind. (AP) — More than 1,600 coats donated by the Salvation Army have been delivered to Camp Atterbury in southern Indiana as part of the effort to provide warm clothing and other essential items to Afghan refugees.
Judge orders man accused of child porn held without bondMay 29, 2021 GMT
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A former leader of the Salvation Army in the Black Hills accused of receiving and possessing child pornography is being held without bond until his trial.
Salvation Army leader to leave Mississippi for Alabama postMay 26, 2021 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The leader of the Salvation Army of Jackson is moving to a new post with the organization in Alabama.
Major Robert Lyle is leaving Mississippi to serve as an area commander for the charity organization’s Birmingham, Alabama branch, WAPT-TV reported.
Ex-Salvation Army leader pleads not guilty to child pornMay 25, 2021 GMT
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A former leader of the Salvation Army in the Black Hills has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of receiving and possessing child pornography.
Investigators seized 46 electronic items during a search this month at the Salvation Army's Black Hills Camp, officials said.
Mobile soup kitchens take food, vaccine to Detroit’s poorestMay 13, 2021 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — Keenon Carreker walked up to the Salvation Army mobile soup kitchen parked in one of the poorest areas of Detroit for the big hot dogs that came inside bags of food passed out to the city’s needy.
Voluntary Action Center’s Holiday Bureau On Hiatus For 2019December 19, 2019 GMT
SCRANTON — The Voluntary Action Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Christmas Holiday Bureau is on hiatus for at least 2019 while the agency restructures, Kristen Kosin, VAC managing agent, said Thursday.
Warming center left $20K billMay 9, 2019 GMT
Rochester, Olmsted County and Mayo Clinic are splitting a $20,400 bill for keeping a warming center open for three weeks in March.
The costs cover building usage, staffing, security and cleaning related to the extended operations that started March 8 at the Salvation Army’s warming center at 20 First Ave.
Salvation Army Teens assemble Easter food boxes for familiesApril 19, 2019 GMT
HUNTINGTON — The Salvation Army Teens gathered Wednesday evening to volunteer their time to make Easter food boxes for area families.
The teens filled 300 food boxes with meat, vegetables, cake mix, icing and a chocolate Easter Bunny.
Salvation Army sponsors youth campMarch 15, 2019 GMT
The Salvation Army Somerset Service Center announced that a limited number of spots are available for Somerset County children to attend The Salvation Army's overnight camp, located at Camp Allegheny in Ellwood City.
Warming Center offers a safe place for homelessJanuary 26, 2019 GMT
The Rochester Salvation Army Winter Warming Center will be open overnight for almost a week while arctic temperatures blow through the region.
The warming center will be open from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
AnimalJanuary 13, 2019 GMT
animals. It's meant to be a fun take on the dog show shown on Thanksgiving Day."
Along with ribbon presentation ceremonies, the Salvation Army's Character Building kids are helping to volunteer with the show.
Salvation Army in Santa Fe brings Christmas early for kids in needDecember 24, 2018 GMT
The Salvation Army in Santa Fe gave away gifts Saturday to families who signed up for what their children wanted in advance. The annual event has helped hundreds of families enjoy the Christmas holiday.
Senior seeks help with home repairDecember 24, 2018 GMT
A 70-year-old woman says she has suffered from congestive heart failure and diabetes and in August had a total knee replacement.
She wrote in her application that the home in Santa Cruz where she lives alone is cold this winter because it has a few broken windows, a leaky roof and no heater in her bedroom.
Salvation Army Volunteers Make Christmas Joyful for Those in NeedDecember 24, 2018 GMT
By Scott Shurtleff
FITCHBURG -- 'Tis the season when almost everyone becomes a volunteer. City workers and citizens arrived en masse to assist with the annual Red Kettle Campaign and other extended services of The Salvation Army.
Velarde woman worries she and her grandchildren will face homelessnessDecember 18, 2018 GMT
A 50-year-old Velarde woman says her husband left two years ago and she now lives with three grandchildren.
She says she works six days a week cleaning houses and sells cans and scrap metal.
“I have been trying so hard,” she wrote in her application.
Man swipes Salvation Army kettle from Maplewood Pizza RanchDecember 18, 2018 GMT
Police are asking the public to help find a man walked into a Maplewood Pizza Ranch and swiped a red Salvation Army kettle off the counter.
The theft occurred about 8:20 p.m. Sunday at the eatery at 1845 E.
Ben Franklins ($100 bills) keep appearing in Salvation Army kettlesDecember 18, 2018 GMT
Three times this December, an anonymous donor or donors has slipped six crisp new $100 bills into a Kankakee Salvation Army kettle.
Bills were dropped in the kettle at the Kankakee Walmart Dec.
Columbia Falls takes back bell-ringing titleDecember 15, 2018 GMT
After all the donations were counted, Columbia Falls emerged as the winner of Thursday's Salvation Army red-kettle community challenge.
The City Ring Day award will move back to Columbia Falls, which won the competition in 2016 but was outdone by Evergreen in 2017.
Mother, caregiver seeks help after moveDecember 6, 2018 GMT
A single mother of two in Santa Fe says she recently moved and had to throw out a lot of belongings from her last house because of bed bugs.
She says the move also sapped her cash.
She describes the car she bought in August as “a little fix me upper.” She says the car, which helps her in her role as caregiver for her mother and an aunt, needs new tires and an oil change.
Red Kettle Concert marks 10th anniversaryNovember 29, 2018 GMT
A holiday tradition will reach a milestone this Sunday as the 10th annual Dodge County Salvation Army Red Kettle Concert is held at 4 p.m. in the Beaver Dam High School Auditorium.
It all began humbly enough when the Trinity Church-United Methodist Handbell Choir decided to ring bells for the benefit of the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign.
Salvation Army site seeks volunteers to open doors on cold nightsNovember 29, 2018 GMT
It could be weeks before subzero temperatures hit Rochester, but plans are heating up to help ensure homeless residents have a place to go when temperature dip below zero.
The Salvation Army is preparing to open its doors again this winter whenever a seven-day forecast predicts overnight temperatures of zero or below.
CAPWN looking for volunteers for annual Salvation Army Bell Ringing campaignNovember 13, 2018 GMT
SCOTTSBLUFF — CAPWN Family Stabilization in partnership with the Salvation Army will be coordinating the annual Bell Ringing campaign beginning the weekend after Thanksgiving.
This year’s bell ringing will begin on Friday, Nov.
Upcoming 5K races for the weekNovember 10, 2018 GMT
Several races will be hosted in the Tri-State this week. For more information or to register, visit www.TriStateRacer.com:
Saturday, Nov. 10
• Race for Healthy Minds 5K Barboursville Park Shelter 7 at 9 a.m.
Norfolk Salvation Army holds annual Civic LuncheonOctober 17, 2018 GMT
NORFOLK - The Norfolk Salvation Army held its annual Civic Luncheon yesterday Tuesday.
During the luncheon the volunteer of the year and citizen of the year were named.
Larry Voecks was recognized as the volunteer of the year as he has been an engaged advisory board member for many years, and has served on multiple committees.
Salvation Army hard at work helping storm victimsSeptember 25, 2018 GMT
FLORENCE, S.C. – The Salvation Army deployed against Hurricane Florence on the afternoon of Sept. 12, has been in action every day since then and has no plans to step back anytime soon.
Salvation Army taking Angel Tree program applicationsSeptember 18, 2018 GMT
HUNTINGTON – The Salvation Army Huntington Corps will accept applications for its Angel Tree Christmas program Sept. 25-27 at its location at 1223 3rd Ave.
Angel Tree is a personalized holiday assistance program in which an individual sponsor or group sponsor purchases new clothing and toys for a child in need.
Signups underway for Greensburg Salvation Army’s Back to School BashJuly 17, 2018 GMT
The Salvation Army's "Back 2 School Bash" is returning to Greensburg for its sixth year August 18, providing loads of freebies to schoolchildren who need them.
The Salvation Army teams up with many local organizations to give out free haircuts, dental cleanings, shoes, book bags and school supplies.
Sentencing of man who shot Salvation Army in cross-Cleveland crime spree: Live coverageMay 21, 2018 GMT
Sentencing of man who shot Salvation Army in cross-Cleveland crime spree: Live coverage
William Jones Jr. pleaded guilty in April to aggravated murder and a host of charges for killing Jared Plesec and launching an hour-long crime spree.
Exciting time in building project makes leaving difficult for Salvation Army captainsMay 20, 2018 GMT
A new assignment awaits R.C. and Miranda Duskin.
The Salvation Army captains recently learned their time serving Norfolk will end in mid-June. They have been assigned to take over ministerial duties at the Salvation Army in Cadillac, Mich.
Readers visit elephants at the ICCMay 6, 2018 GMT
The Daily American held its Picnic with the Elephants event on Saturday at the International Conservation Center in Fairhope.
About 500 attendees were able to see the elephants, have a picnic and enjoy other activities and a variety of animals from the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium.
Boys & Girls Club of Aiken launches Celebrity Reader ProgramMarch 22, 2018 GMT
The Salvation Army Boy & Girls Club of Aiken launched its Celebrity Reader Program on Tuesday.
The program is the brainchild of Colen Lindell, a member of the Club’s Advisory Council.
Lindell said he started the program to fulfill his vision of “helping kids learn to read at a young age so they can be successful later on in life."
Twin Cities charities divert tons of waste from Super BowlMarch 11, 2018 GMT
What could have become a giant dump of Super Bowl leftovers from U.S. Bank Stadium, the Convention Center and Nicollet Mall is instead being reused and repurposed by more than 20 local charities.
The Salvation Army has collected more than 1 million square feet of mesh fencing, banners and carpeting used before and during the Super Bowl and is distributing the materials to other local charities.
Salvation Army tops $2.8 million goal in Tree of Lights campaignJanuary 25, 2018 GMT
The Salvation Army’s Tree of Lights campaign in Omaha raised more than $2.8 million, exceeding its goal.
Compared with last year’s campaign, which raised $2.7 million, direct cash contributions increased in both Council Bluffs and Omaha, the organization said.
Salvation Army Opens Warming Center in FitchburgDecember 29, 2017 GMT
FITCHBURG -- The Salvation Army has opened a warming center as the region braces for blistering cold temperatures this weekend.
The center will be open at the Salvation Army Corps Community Center at 739 Water St.
Gordon County 4-H participates in holiday service projectsDecember 28, 2017 GMT
On Thursday, Dec. 21, more than 20 Gordon County 4-H’ers participated in several community service projects to celebrate the holiday season. About fifteen 4-H’ers rang the bell for Salvation Army outside Wal-Mart in Calhoun from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., offering up Christmas cheer and receiving donations to benefit Salvation Army.
Gold coins found in MC red kettlesDecember 25, 2017 GMT
MICHIGAN CITY – The Salvation Army of Michigan City had a pleasant surprise on Wednesday evening as the red kettle donations were being counted for the day.
Two gold coins were found – one in the kettle outside of Big R and another at Walmart.
Greatest Gift? A Child’s SmileDecember 24, 2017 GMT
FITCHBURG -- Santa is known for sneaking into homes with a red-colored sack stuffed with toys. On Thursday, the Salvation Army distributed hundreds of present-filled bags of their own.
Michelle Troche and her four young children were among the 350 families who received gifts through the Salvation Army's Angel Tree this year.
Big donors step in to fill red kettleDecember 23, 2017 GMT
Two Fort Wayne companies Friday announced a $100,000 donation to the Salvation Army for its annual Red Kettle campaign.
The check from Brigadoon Fitness and Hanning & Bean Enterprises was presented outside the Kroger grocery store on East Dupont Road shortly after 2 p.m.
Playing SantaDecember 22, 2017 GMT
La PORTE — The La Porte Salvation Army played Santa Claus this week as both the Toy Shop and their adopt a family program provided 500 area children with presents to tear open come Christmas morning.
Drop in the bucket: Salvation Army’s red kettle campaign short of goalDecember 20, 2017 GMT
Over the past four years, Andy Panhorst has noticed a lot of things while ringing his bell and collecting money in front of Walmart for Salvation Army’s annual red kettle campaign.
He’s been able to distinguish the store’s most dedicated customers who shop at the store every evening, the Scrooges of Lake Havasu City and says he’s even witnessed some families grow.
Salvation Army struggles as need increases, donations declineDecember 18, 2017 GMT
The countdown to Christmas is on, and those who count on charity to help the less fortunate say donations are down.
The Salvation Army of Fayetteville is in the final phase of its angel tree Christmas giveaway program.
Salvation Army’s red kettle campaign behind schedule, needs more volunteersDecember 18, 2017 GMT
SYCAMORE – It was frigid. The wind chill put temperature in single digits. Yet Hannah Kaczor was unfazed.
Maybe it was the Huskies hat, complete with ear flaps, or the winter coat and gloves.
Student council’s raffle funds raise $332December 16, 2017 GMT
Many kids are growing more excited by the day, thinking about Christmas and what new toys it will bring. There are some children who don’t experience this thrill, but a group of North Platte kids is going to bring that joy to them this year.
Salvation Army’s Angel Tree in Florence to provide toys to nearly 800 children inDecember 16, 2017 GMT
FLORENCE, S.C. – The old Winn-Dixie grocery store building on South Irby Street in Florence has transformed into the Salvation Army of the Pee Dee’s Christmas Center. An abundance of toys now line the floors of the building for the nearly 800 children who were placed on the annual Angel Tree.
FOP Lodge 122 donates to Salvation ArmyDecember 12, 2017 GMT
Bell-ringing contest set for ThursdayDecember 12, 2017 GMT
This Thursday, Dec. 14, the Salvation Army's annual "Bell Ringing" city competition will take place at several retail locations throughout the Flathead Valley.
Residents are encourged to show support by donating to the bucket at the locations listed below.
Prosecutor: Man indicted in Salvation Army worker’s slayingDecember 12, 2017 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — A prosecutor says a Cleveland man accused of fatally shooting a Salvation Army worker has been indicted on charges including aggravated murder and authorities are investigating to see whether the slaying and subsequent crimes were racially motivated...
Us Profile: John Mallen: ‘I’m doing my best to try to help someone’December 11, 2017 GMT
Name: John Mallen.
Family: Wife, Judy; four children, Kevin, John, Christine and Timothy; and 12 grandchildren.
Cleveland City Council renames street in memory of murder victim Jared PlesecDecember 5, 2017 GMT
Cleveland City Council renames street in memory of murder victim Jared Plesec
CLEVELAND, Ohio – City Council voted Monday to name a section of Grovewood Avenue in Collinwood in memory of a youth worker for the Salvation Army who was murdered Saturday.
Salvation Army worker fatally shot in Cleveland was known throughout city as mentor for kidsDecember 5, 2017 GMT
Salvation Army worker fatally shot in Cleveland was known throughout city as mentor for kids
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The 21-year-old Salvation Army worker killed Saturday at the beginning of a crime spree that included four carjackings and the shooting of a 65-year-old woman was known throughout the city as a leader and mentor for kids, his supervisor said.
Custer County Salvation Army needs bell ringersDecember 2, 2017 GMT
Custer County Salvation Army is in need of bell ringers through Dec. 24.
Volunteers ring bells at retail locations near the staple “Red Kettle” to gather donations to help those in need. Personnel with the Custer County Salvation Army describe the bell ringing as a great volunteer opportunity for individuals, groups, families and businesses.
Salvation to host Stuff-A-Sleigh on SaturdayNovember 27, 2017 GMT
MICHIGAN CITY – Every month, the Salvation Army of Michigan City sees about 1,000 people come through its food pantry for assistance.
But during the holiday season, that number always seems to jump.
Helping hands needed by Empty StockingNovember 26, 2017 GMT
Meet the Garza family of Odessa. They have two toddlers and an infant and are struggling. Imagine not having the means to provide a holiday meal and gifts.
The Garzas, not their real name, can be helped by the Empty Stocking Fund, an annual fundraising effort by the Odessa American and The Salvation Army.
Red Kettle concert will be held Dec. 3 at Beaver Dam High SchoolNovember 25, 2017 GMT
The ninth annual Dodge County Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Concert will be held on Sunday Dec. 3 in the Beaver Dam High School auditorium.
The two-hour concert will begin at 4 p.m. and include 20 songs performed by Beaver Dam church and school groups.
Salvation Army gets donation of more than 400 winter coats to give awayNovember 25, 2017 GMT
More than 400 winter jackets and coats were delivered to the Salvation Army chapel in Rome Friday. Capt. Jason Smith and his father, Tony Smith, helped Larry and Missy Alford from Rome Cleaners unload the coats for distribution to Romans in need of a coat for the winter.
Thousands enjoyed free Thanksgiving meals served thanks to volunteersNovember 24, 2017 GMT
It's been a special Thanksgiving holiday across the ArkLaTex, especially at the Salvation Army here on E. Stoner Street.
The numbers fed are almost hard to believe, but more than 1,500 people were given a free Thanksgiving meal.
Volunteers feed the hungryNovember 24, 2017 GMT
Residents of Odessa gathered around the tables of the Salvation Army shelter at 811 E. 10th St. around 11 a.m. Thanksgiving for the Salvation Army’s annual Thanksgiving feast.
The Salvation Army holds the feast every year for those staying in their shelter and for those in the community who may not be with their family for Thanksgiving.
Salvation Army delivers food to the needy this ThanksgivingNovember 23, 2017 GMT
While many local non-profit agencies prepared Thanksgiving meals for families in need, the Salvation Army of Wake County took a different approach this year. The group's volunteers prepared and delivered over 500 meals to hungry Triangle residents on Thursday.
Empty Stocking Fund drive begins todayNovember 23, 2017 GMT
The 23nd year of the Empty Stocking Fund begins today. The goal is $100,000 and won’t be met without your help. Funds stay in Ector County and go to help needy families like that of Jan, not her real name.
Salvation Army hopes young bell ringers refresh red kettle campaignNovember 18, 2017 GMT
The Twin Cities Salvation Army hopes that fresh young recruits will breathe new life into its traditional Christmastime red kettle campaign, which started Friday.
Nearly 100 Cristo Rey Jesuit High School students have volunteered for the 31-day red kettle campaign to see who can ring up the most donations.
Visually impaired acapella group won’t be left in darkNovember 17, 2017 GMT
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Joan Thomas' fingers glide along pages of Braille as she sings. The same for Rich Poncin, who has his dog, Ginger, lying near his feet.
Nearby, Nancy Ake holds her song book that includes enlarged words of the holiday tunes the group is rehearsing.
Gold coin brightens kettle driveNovember 16, 2017 GMT
A gold coin has turned up in a Kankakee County Salvation Army kettle.
The coin, a 2017 $50 American Eagle, is one ounce. GovMint.Com quotes a price of $1,360.59 for the exact same coin. With all valuable coins, the Salvation Army eventually turns them into today's cash by selling to the highest bidder.
Salvation Army starts annual kettle campaign with Friday celebrationNovember 16, 2017 GMT
The Salvation Army’s red kettle campaign kickoff will be a little more rocking this year in North Platte.
The celebration begins with the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at noon Friday at Pioneer Park — near the 100 block of Jeffers.
Local digests -- Nov. 11November 12, 2017 GMT
Kettle campaign begins Friday
COLUMBUS -- The Salvation Army will begin its Red Kettle Campaign on Friday.
This time of year is very significant to the operations of The Salvation Army. Donations help assist many families with food for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Every nickel counts, Salvation Army saysNovember 11, 2017 GMT
La PORTE — Nickels, dimes and quarters may not buy as much as they used to, but every bit counts when it comes to helping those in need, according to those behind the Red Kettle campaign.
“Some people think their change won’t make any difference, but it all adds up,” Salvation Army of La Porte Captain Justin Windell said Friday in a kickoff to the organization’s Red Kettle campaign outside Al’s grocery store on East Lincoln Way.
Imagine sleeping outside when it’s 10 belowNovember 10, 2017 GMT
Imagine sleeping outside every winter night last year except seven.
The Salvation Army opens its doors to homeless and transient people on particularly cold days during the winter, but Cindy Norgard, the social services director for the Salvation Army in Rochester, said there still is need for a permanent location that could remain open during cold stretches during the winter months.