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The first meeting of the Salvation Army was held in 1888 in the Orange Hall by Captain Garnett. It was on 28 May 1889 that the first Corps Officer was appointed to the Fortune Corps. Captain James Bowring spent one year and was succeeded by A. Bradley.

In the fall of 1889, the first Army Barracks was constructed by free labour and much support from the Masonic and Orange Lodges. In less than six months the new building was opened and dedicated to the glory of God by Captain Baldwin and Lieut. Butt.

The first Salvation Army School was built in 1892. By 1940 the Army had become a very prominent and progressive congregation of about 200 families.

Since 1889 to the present date, more than 20 corps officers have served in the Fortune Corps, beginning with Captain Bowring to the present commanding Officers.

The first soldiers enrolled in the Fortune Corps were Mary A. Burton and Mary Lousack (nee Lake). The first recorded child enrolled was George A. Buffett (son of Ben & Julie).

In 1989 the Salvation Army celebrated 100 years of Army service in the Town of Fortune. Their traditional Open-Air Services are still held early on Sunday evenings during the summer months, beside the Arena, where an electrical hookup is provided.

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