We were here. Fun community open house at The Salvation Army Freedom Center in Chicago.

Stick around for a while and you get to volunteer. Just chillin’ and meeting the wonderful people from the neighborhood. This was an easy assignment following a day of pulling weeds in the many gardens and helping get prizes ready for children’s games.

Master event organizer, daughter-in-law Nancy, who worked many hours to plan and schedule – even scheduling me to volunteer.

Son, Merrill (middle), award-winning Pitmaster, with his helpers. They did enough chicken and pulled pork to feed a thousand people.

Massive beast, “Lil’ Red,” with which Merrill smokes meats.

You never know who you might meet if you hang out in Chicago for a while. Yep, we met beautiful and incredibly nice, Hoda.

Thanks Majors Merrill and Nancy Powers for your ministry in Chicago. Proud of you!