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Salvation Army's Annual Civic Dinner: Vision 2020 and Beyond

May 23 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Halls of St. George - Schererville

Social Gatherings

Salvation Army of Lake County


2019-SA-Dinner“Son, everyone has their day to shine. These kids who are pushing you around are shining now. But one day it will be your turn.”

These were the prophetic words of the family physician speaking to his teenage patient, Allen James Lynch. You see, Al Lynch spent his troubled teen years living with his parents in Northwest Indiana. Bullied in high school and having no aspirations, Al barely graduated. Feeling there was nothing better to do with his life, he enlisted in the US Army to serve his country in Vietnam. During the Battle of Tam Quan in December 1967, Allen and his company were caught in a deadly firefight. Outnumbered and surrounded by the enemy, Allen and the rest of his men were urged to leave the wounded and retreat to safety. But, Al chose to stay and rescue three of his wounded comrades, dashing back and forth through enemy fire over 50 meters of open ground. Because of his heroic actions on the battlefield, Allen James Lynch was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Al is also the author of a new book, Zero to Hero: From Bullied Kid to Warrior.

2019-SA-Dinner-02Please join The Salvation Army on May 23rd at 6:30 PM at the Halls of St. George in Schererville, Indiana, as it welcomes Allen James Lynch as keynote speaker for its Annual Civic Dinner, Vision 2020 and Beyond. In addition to Al’s presentation, there will be a performance of the Salvation Army Youth Band, live and silent auctions, a delicious meal, and more. Funds raised will support the humanitarian programs of The Salvation Army, Lake County. Tickets are $75 each, purchase a table of 8 and only pay for six tickets. You can order your tickets now by visiting

For more information about The Salvation Army and ways that you can make a difference to individuals and families in need, please contact Kevin Feldman, Director of Development, The Salvation Army Lake County by email at, by cell phone at 219-384-4929, or visit 


Halls of St. George

905 Joliet Street




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