BRISTOL – Captains Charles and Cathy Adams held Bristol’s Annual Advisory Board Picnic at the Federal Hill Green on the 26th of June with mixed emotions. First up was the annual picnic, which everyone always looks forward to, but then came saying goodbye, as the Adams are being transferred.
“We have been stationed in Bristol for six years, and now we are being transferred to The Salvation Army in New Haven. We have loved every minute of our stay here in Bristol. We have become very attached to the community, our clients, and our friends. We are especially thankful to our Advisory Board members who have provided strong leadership and great guidance throughout our time here. We always look forward to ‘the picnic’ at the end of the year as one of our ways of saying, ‘thank you!’” said Captain Charles.
"The Adams are great Officers - and people," commented Lisa Cretella, Director of Development for The Salvation Army. "They have done an excellent job in Bristol serving others, which is what the Army is all about. During their time here, they have had an impact on our Bristol clients, congregation, and community. They should feel very good about the mark they have left behind. While they will be missed in Bristol, we know they will do great things in their new appointment in New Haven."
Advisory Board Chairman, Tom Morrow, remarked, “We are sorry to see the Adams leave Bristol. They have been a big part of the social service and ecumenical networks here in town. Although we would like them to continue their good works in Bristol, we know that they are well-prepared to take on the bigger challenges that come with a larger Corps. We wish them well and will always remember them fondly.”