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Trunk or Treat event slated for October 27
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The 4th annual Vandalia Police Department Trunk or Treat will be held Oct. 27 at the Vandalia Fairgrounds from 5-8 p.m.
Free walking tacos and drinks will be served by the police department in the fair board concession stand.
Included will be a hay ride, hay maze, haunted house, corn crib treasure hunt, games, and other activities.
The Vandalia Police Department, Van-Far Ambulance, Vandalia Fire Department, Audrain County Sheriff’s Department, local businesses, surrounding agencies, and organizations will be passing out treats.

Harvest Party set for First Christian Oct. 28
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The First Christian Church will host a Harvest Party on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 4-6 p.m. in the church parking lot at 205 W. Park St. Included in the fun evening will be a bounce house, hay maze, hay ride, corn bin for younger kids, pony rides, 9-square, face painting, free family and group photos, candy for the kids, and freshly-made kettle corn. Everyone is welcome!

Thanksgiving service set for Vandalia
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Community Thanksgiving Service will be held at 6 p.m., on Sunday, Nov. 18 at the First Baptist Church in Vandalia. The Vandalia Area Ministerial Alliance (VAMA) welcomes everyone to attend.

Christmas Bash to be held on December 1
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Mexico Senior Center Christmas Bash will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 606 Park St., in Mexico.
Along with lunch, hot and toasty hot chocolate will be available. Included will be a lunch, Silent Auction, and a Bake Sale. The lunch menu includes homemade cheesy potato soup, chili, spiced apples, biscuits and gravy, sausage, celery and a veggie tray, pumpkin pie and whipped cream.
The Silent Auction will have new and slightly used gift items, gift certificates, homemade Christmas items, and a huge bake sale. Santa Claus will be attending and the public is welcome to come and support the local senior center! Bids will be awarded at 12:15 p.m.

Laddonia Community Choir set for cantata
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:45 pm

The Laddonia Community Choir invites the public to attend their performance of “Hope Has Hands,” created by Sue C. Smith, Phil Cross, and Russell Mauldin.
The cantata will be performed at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 at the First Baptist Church, 301 Maple St., in Laddonia. A light meal will be served following the performance. The Laddonia Community Choir is made up of members from several area churches.

Annual Christmas Hymn Sing on Dec. 2
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Annual Christmas Hymn Sing will be held at the First Christian Church on Sunday, Dec. 2, beginning at 6 p.m., and is sponsored by the Vandalia Area Ministerial Alliance (VAMS). Everyone is invited.

Schedule set for 2018 Gary Filbert Classic
Dec 15 all-day

The schedule is set for the Gary Filbert Classic in Mexico, in which boys and girls basketball teams from Van-Far, Community R-VI, and Mexico will participate.
The games will be played on Saturday, Dec. 15.
The official schedule includes:
11 a.m.-Paris vs. North Callaway (girls)
12:30 p.m.-Paris vs. North Callaway (boys)
2 p.m.-Community R-VI vs. Harrisburg (girls)
3:30 p.m.-Community R-VI vs. Richland (boys)
5 p.m.-Mexico vs. Van-Far (girls)
6:30 p.m.-Mexico vs. Van-Far (boys)
All games will be played at Mexico High School.

Laddonia Presbyterian set for Christmas Eve
Dec 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Laddonia Presbyterian Church, located at 205 West 5th St., will have a Christmas Eve Service on Monday, Dec. 24, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Included will be an Advent Litany with the lighting of the Christ Candle. Communion will be served and “Silent Night” sung during a candlelighting ceremony.
The public is invited.

Lindenwood baseball camp held at R-VI
Dec 28 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

The NCAA Division II 2017 MIAA Conference and 2017 Regional Champions will hold the Lindenwood Baseball Camp with emphasis on hitting, fielding, pitching, and catching. The camp will be held at Community R-VI (35063 Highway BB, Laddonia) on Saturday, Dec. 28 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. for students in 5th-8th grades. The cost is $45 per student. To register, contact WWW.BETWEENTHELINES.PRO/LINDENWOODCAMP.

“Walk on the Wild Side” at local center
Jan 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

“Walk on the Wild Side”-Join in on the Scattering Fork Outdoor Center’s 22 Owl Prowl slated for 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6. Hooters to be used to practice calling. A trail guide leads the woods prowling.
Enjoy opportunities to call in great horned owls up close.
Then warm up with hot chocolate by the fireplace.
Be sure to dress warm for the cold and bring a flashlight.
There will be donations of $2 accepted.
For more details, call 573-591-3003.
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