At their regular meeting September 17, board members set the date for fall cleanup for Agape House of Vandalia.
This annual project will take place Wednesday, October 2. Five or six women of WERDCC accompanied by two staff members, will carry out various housekeeping tasks in this guest house for visitors to the state correctional centers in Bowling Green and Vandalia.
Lunch will be provided by board members. Veanna Snodgrass and Carlene Galloway will oversee events of that day.
In other business, it was reported 39 guests, including five children, had stayed at the house in August.
Elwood LaRue volunteered to repair the downspout on the exterior of the building to prevent further erosion of soil from the building.
The 9th Annual Open House will be held Sunday, October 13, from 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Guests are invited to tour the building and enjoy refreshments as they visit with board members.
Board members in attendance were Alberta Cropp, C. Galloway, Janet Heim, Karen Holbrook, Sterling Holbrook, E. LaRue, Floy Oliver, Phil Pennington, Kay Robnett, and V. Snodgrass.
The next meeting of the board will follow the open house Sunday, October 13.
Monetary gifts received in August include the following, Edgewood Baptist Church and Providence Concord Presbyterian Church of Bowling Green; Bethlehem Baptist Church of Centralia; Curryville Baptist Church and Elm Grove Baptist Church of Curryville; Farber Baptist Church and Gladys Williams of Farber; Grand Crossing Baptist Association of Fulton; Jose Cardona of Chicago, Ill; Lockewood Park Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church of Mexico; Loretta Hawes of St. Charles; Mary Scheffler of Leander, Texas; John Yost and Hopewell Baptist Church of Thompson; Southside Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and First Christian Church, all of Vandalia; Hopewell Baptist Church of Wellsville; and Cindy Swank of West Plains.
Non-monetary gifts that were received, children’s books by United Way of Audrain County; ink cartridges for recycling by Grand Prairie Baptist Church of Auxvasse; children’s gift boxes by Vacation Bible School students of Curryville Presbyterian Church; snack foods by Floy Oliver of Montgomery City; and gifts of service by Eugene Easley of Columbia and Jim Miller of Vandalia.