At their August 16 meeting, Agape House board members learned that 58 persons, including eight children, had stayed at the house in July.
They traveled from Colorado, Florida, Kansas, and Nebraska as well as Missouri. One guests commented she was unable to afford a motel, even for a single night, and was grateful for the guesthouse.
In other business, board members heard that the house manager would take a week of vacation in September. Plans are being made for a substitute manager in her absence.
Discussion was held regarding the flower beds as well as some minor interior concerns.
Board president Sterling Holbrook will contact appropriate persons to investigate and correct these issues as needed.
The next board meting is set for September 20 at the house.
Board members in attendance were Alberta Cropp, Janet Heim, Karen Holbrook, Sterling Holbrook, and Veanna Snodgrass.
Monetary gifts received in July include the following: United Way of Audrain County; 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; Steffanie Meadows, of Desoto; Farber Baptist Church and Gladys Williams, of Farber; Grand Crossings Baptist Association, of Fulton; Nancy White, of Roeland Park, Kansas; Laddonia Christian Church; Chester Cochs, of Marshall; Lockewood Park Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church, of Mexico; Mary Scheffler, of Leander, Texas; Hopewell Baptist Church and John Yost, of Thompson; First Baptist Church, of Troy; and Southside Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and First Christian Church, all of Vandalia. A gift was given in memory of former board member, Harlie Spratt, by WTJR-TV 16 of Quincy, Ill.
Non-monetary gifts included paper products and hygiene items by United Way of Audrain County Day of Caring and toiletries by Canton United Methodist Women.