During the luncheon, guests enjoyed special music by Erica Laney. Laney is a senior at Guyer High School in Denton, and recently received an award for “Outstanding Musician” at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble competition.
Following the performance, guests were inspired by keynote speaker Johnny Jones. Jones is the head men’s basketball coach at the University of North Texas.
Jones spoke about his coaching experiences and shared how important each basketball player is on the team. He gave an example of he does not consider players as substitutes, but refers to them as “reinforcements” on the court. Likewise, Jones compared his philosophy to how The Salvation Army operates in the community – by being reinforcement in Denton.
Jones commented, "The Salvation Army does an excellent job at making a difference in Denton by turning peoples'people's lives around. The Salvation Army is the angel among us."
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Major Ward and Captain Michele Matthews, and Coach Johnny Jones
Greg adn La Vonne Ankeney
Jeane Steward and Donna Hael
Major Matthews, Mayor Mark Burroughs, Captain Matthews
Phil Diebel and Captain Guy Watts