Agape House, Vandalia’s guesthouse for visitors to the correctional centers in Bowling Green and Vandalia, hosted 64 persons, including eight children, in June.
Guests came from Arkansas, Illinois, and Kansas as well as Missouri with nearly 75 percent visiting men in Bowling Green.
This information was reviewed at the July 18 meeting.
In other business for the Agape House, board members conducted the quarterly inspection of the facility.
It was found to be in excellent condition with the exception of minor needs.
These will be addressed promptly.
The monthly water bill has decreased substantially since a leaking line was repaired two months ago. A request for a team of women to do fall housecleaning will be sent to WERDCC soon.
Members in attendance were Carlene Galloway, Janet Heim, Karen Holbrook, Sterling Holbrook, Kay Robnett, Veanna Snodgrass, and Edith Westmoreland.
The next meeting will be held Tuesday, August 15 at the house.
Monetary gifts received in June include the following: William Melton,of Bonne Terre; Mt. Zion Baptist Church and Edgewood Baptist Church, of Bowling Green; Ramsey Creek Baptist Church, of Clarksville; Bethlehem Baptist Church, of Centralia; Curryville Baptist Church and Elm Grove Baptist Church, of Curryville; Farber Baptist Church and Gladys Williams, of Farber; Grand Crossings Baptist Association, of Fulton; Jose Cardoba, of Chicago, Ill.; Nancy White, of Roeland Park, Kan.; Lockewood Park Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church, of Mexico; Mary Scheffler, of Leander, Texas; Hopewell Baptist Church and John Yost, of Thompson; and Southside Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and First Christian Church, all of Vandalia.
Non-monetary gifts included snack items, bottled water, and cleaning supplies by Santa Fe Christian Church, of Paris.