Clinton Salvation Army to bid farewell to Hartleys

Lt. Justin Hartley (left) and Lt. Stephanie Hartley, who have been serving in Clinton, have been assigned to the Salvation Army in Madison, Indiana. John Rohlf/Clinton Herald

CLINTON — A change of leadership has been announced at Clinton's Salvation Army.

Salvation Army Lts. Justin and Stephanie Hartley, who have served at the Clinton Salvation Army since June 2015, have been assigned to the Salvation Army in Madison, Indiana. They were notified of the change a few weeks ago. The Hartleys prior to their Clinton assignment attended the Salvation Army College for Officer’s Training. A farewell event for the Hartleys is scheduled for June 23.

"Clinton's a really great community and supportive and obviously we've really been thankful to be a part of that," Justin Hartley said.

Stephanie Hartley said the Clinton Salvation Army's youth programming increased over the past four years. She said the youth programming at the start of their tenure had no children in church other than theirs. She said the program now runs from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and they have had up to 40 children involved in the programming.

Justin Hartley referenced Cruising with Care, which the Salvation Army has put on over the past two years around Christmas time.

"That was a really big thing to be able to pull off and do that here," Justin Hartley said. "That was really big and we're excited about that. And that's supposed to continue going. The committee, with our advisory board, will keep going and keep working on that even with the next officers."

Justin Hartley said that over their tenure they have worked to build up the community support, stating they have a great advisory board now. He said community members have been great, helping the Hartleys to get things accomplished over the past four years.

The Clinton Salvation Army Facebook page says a welcome Sunday for Capt. Jeremy Fingar is scheduled for June 30.