Steve Beck (left), a volunteer with Whitley Countyâ€™s Salvation Army, presented Pat Mossburg with a plaque of appreciation for her time spent as the ministries coordinator for the nonprofit. Mossburg will retire her post Thursday. Post & Mail photo / Christie Barkley
COLUMBIA CITY â€” After seven years serving Whitley County as the ministries director for Whitley Countyâ€™s Salvation Army, Pat Mossburg is resigning her post effective Thursday.
â€śMy last few weeks have gone by so fast,â€ť Mossburg said. â€śThere have been people stopping by telling me goodbye and giving me hugs. Itâ€™s been sort of emotional.â€ť
A special open house was planned in Mossburgâ€™s honor Monday at the Salvation Armyâ€™s office, inside the First Church of God in Columbia City.
â€śPat is the spark that has lit up the community,â€ť said Linda Scott, a member of the ladies auxiliary. â€śShe will be missed greatly.â€ť
Several Salvation Army volunteers spoke of Mossburgâ€™s work while at her post.
Ken Locke, who was the countyâ€™s first Salvation Army director, said he remembered the day he hired Mossburg to take charge of Whitley County.
â€śWhen we moved into the county, I stopped at the Whitley County sign off U.S. 30 and I prayed,â€ť Locke said. â€śI prayed for someone special to take this county. Little did I know that God would bring someone as special as Pat. What she has done in this county is truly amazing.â€ť
Salvation Army Commanding Officer Esteban Pommier called Mossburg an â€śinspiration.â€ť
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