At its April 19 meeting, the board of directors of Agape House of Vandalia learned that Paul Fennewald, local contractor, would repair the rear exit steps of the building.
The steps have deteriorated and could pose a safety issue if not repaired soon. Earlier Fennewald had replaced a few shingles that blew off the roof.
In other business, the board learned that 47 guests, including 13 children, had stayed at the house in March.
Guests came from across the state as well as Illinois and Kansas. In guest surveys, comments were entirely positive as to the condition of the facility and its management.
Three board members, Veanna Snodgrass, Karen Holbrook, and Sterling Holbrook will work on the United Way of Audrain County application and have it completed before it is due May 12.
Prior to the meeting, board members had conducted a quarterly walk-through inspection of the building.
The facility was found to be in excellent condition except for the rear steps.
Members in attendance were Carlene Galloway, Janet Heim, K. Holbrook, S. Holbrook, Elwood LaRue, Floy Oliver, Phil Pennington, V. Snodgrass, and Edith Westmoreland.
The next meeting will be held Tuesday, May 17 at the facility.
Monetary gifts received in March include the following: Edgewood Baptist Church, of Bowling Green; Ramsey Creek Baptist Church, of Clarksville; Bethlehem Baptist Church, of Centralia; Curryville Baptist Church, Curryville Presbyterian Church and Elm Grove Baptist Church, all of Curryville; Farber Baptist Church and Gladys Williams, of Farber; Grand Crossings Baptist Association, of Fulton; Lockewood Park Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church, of Mexico; Santa Fe Christian Church, of Santa Fe; Mary Scheffler, of Leander, Texas; Hopewell Baptist Church and John Yost, of Thompson; United Credit Union, Southside Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and First Christian Church, all of Vandalia; and Hopewell Baptist Church and Hopewell Women on Mission, of Wellsville.
Non-monetary gifts included paper products and vinegar by Elm Grove Baptist Church, of Curryville; bottled water by Farber Baptist Women on Mission; and printer cartridges for recycling by Lela Chandler, of Middletown.