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Bob’s Salvation Army service

It was great seeing on the front page July 27 an article on the camps at Lake Vera. I want to give kudos to our son-in-law, Bob Kittle. He was hired in 2001 to come (from helping run a Salvation Army Camp in Washington state) to Nevada City to start a new camp, Camp Del Oro.

He was in charge of running the new property on Lake Vera and Rector roads. Bob got the Wet Willy started and brought in artifacts of old mining equipment to decorate the camp. With the help of the Sacramento headquarters, Bob got them to approve paved roads throughout the camp as it was all dirt roads. Bob also got head quarters to okay the updating of old buildings.

He also is a carpenter and built the three crosses by the camp office. Lots of things were done with Bob’s leadership. He retired three years ago after serving with the Salvation Army for 25 years helping lead camps for the youth.



Miriam Hoiem

Grass Valley


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