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Salvation Army brings back Missoula favorite for 125th birthday party

MISSOULA – The Salvation Army is celebrating 125 years of service and to honor the milestone they are serving food from a Missoula classic.

When the 93 Stop and Go closed in 2001 many Missoulians were disappointed.

Now people will be able to have a taste of their favorite burger joint once again at the Salvation Army’s birthday bash.

They will be supplying enough food to feed around 700 people on Thursday.

The Salvation Army hopes bringing back this classic Missoula favorite will encourage people to come and learn more about their services.

93 Stop And Go
Many were disappointed when Missoula’s 93 Stop and Go closed in 2001 but now people will be able to have a taste of their favorite burger joint once again. (MTN News file photo)

The band Nashville 406 and Monte the Bear will also attend the event. The Salvation Army’s Josh Boyd, says they took great care in planning the celebration.

“When we were putting this together we thought about different events we’ve attended in the past and different things we liked and things we didn’t like,” Boyd explained.

“As a parent, I tried to design it as something I’d bring my kids to. So, I think it’ll be fun and I’m really looking forward to it,” he added.

Boyd told MTN News that some people are so excited they reached out to the Salvation Army staff to let them know they’ll be there for lunch, a snack, and then dinner.

The celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. on the lawn at the Salvation Army on Russell Street.

Carnival games and live music will kick off at 5 p.m. 93 Stop and Go will be serving customers for the duration of the event.

Lauren Heiser

Lauren Heiser

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