At the January 3 meeting of Agape House of Vandalia, board members learned that 45 persons, including seven children, stayed at the house in December.
Those visiting over the Christmas weekend, enjoyed a meat and cheese tray prepared by Veanna Snodgrass.
In other business, it was noted the rear exit steps were completed and should ensure the safety of guests staying in second floor guest rooms. Seat cushions from a love seat are at an upholsterer shop in Mexico. Evaluation of a higher-than-usual water bill is underway.
Prior to the meeting, Christmas decorations were removed. The quarterly inspection of the building was completed and it was found to be in excellent condition. Guest surveys also brought positive comments about the facility and its management.
Board members in attendance were Carlene Galloway, Janet Heim, Karen Holbrook, Sterling Holbrook, Elwood LaRue, Kay Robnett, Veanna Snodgrass, and Edith Westmoreland.
The next meeting will be held Tuesday, February 21, at the guesthouse.
Monetary gifts received in November included the following: Edgewood Baptist Church, of Bowling Green; Ramsey Creek Baptist Church, of Clarksville; Bethlehem Baptist Church, of Centralia; Curryville Baptist Church, New Harmony Christian Church, and Elm Grove Baptist Church, all of Curryville; Farber Baptist Church and Gladys Williams, of Farber; Grand Crossings Baptist Association, of Fulton; Nancy White, of Roeland Park, Kansas; Lockewood Park Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church, of Mexico; Alan Howard of Morehouse; Mary Scheffler, of Leander, Texas; Hopewell Baptist Church and John Yost, of Thompson; Southside Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and First Christian Church, all of Vandalia; and Hopewell Baptist Church, of Wellsville.
Non-monetary gifts included printer cartridges for recycling by Jane Heim of Middletown.