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Agape House board members reach out

Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 8:47 am

Agape House of Vandalia Board members: Front row from left: Anne Barnes, Carlene Galloway, Veanna Snodgrass, Kay Robnett, and Floy Oliver; Back row from left: Elwood LaRue, Phil Pennington, Alberta Cropp, Sterling Holbrook, Karen Holbrook, and Janet Heim

Agape House of Vandalia board members met Tuesday, September 18, at the house. There they shared their efforts to inform others of the mission and activities of Agape House.  On August 28 Carlene Galloway and Veanna Snodgrass participated in the State of the Community event sponsored by Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce.  Anne Barnes will participate in a Jail and Prison Ministry Workshop in St. Louis September 29-30.  Karen and Sterling Holbrook plan to host the Audrain County Area Retired School Personnel at the house Wed. October 3.  Later in October Floy Oliver and Janet Heim will take the house display to the Festival of Sharing in Sedalia.  Members are prepared to present programs and/or give tours of the facility when contacted.
The ninth annual open house will be held at the house Sunday, October 21, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.  Everyone is invited to tour the facility, followed by refreshments.
In other business, Doris Donoho, house manager, reported 58 guests, including 10 children stayed at the house in August.  Minor upkeep of the house was completed.
While reviewing guest comments, it was noted a guest stated, “I would stay here all the time if I could.  The price is right and the hospitality is great!”
The next meeting of the board follows the open house on October 21.
Board members in attendance were: Barnes, Alberta Cropp, Galloway, Heim, K. and S.  Holbrook, Elwood LaRue, Oliver, Phil Pennington, Kay Robnett, and Snodgrass.
Monetary gifts received in August include the following: Edgewood Baptist Church of Bowling Green; Bethlehem Baptist Church of Centralia;  Ramsey Creek Baptist Church of Clarksville; Curryville Baptist Church and Elm Grove Baptist Church of Curryville; Cyrene Baptist Church; Farber Baptist Church and Gladys Williams of Farber; Grand Crossing Baptist Association of Fulton; Laddonia Christian Church; Lockewood Park Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church of Mexico; Immaculate Conception Church of Montgomery City; Mary Scheffler of Leander, Texas; John Yost and Hopewell Baptist Church of Thompson;  Spencer Creek Baptist Church, Southside Baptist Church, First Baptist Church,  First Presbyterian Church, and First Christian Church, all of Vandalia; and Hopewell Baptist Church of Wellsville.