In their monthly meeting on June 20, the board members of Agape House of Vandalia agreed to present a simple questionnaire to the youngest guests.
Children between the ages of 3-16 years of age, will be asked their impressions of the facility plus, to provide confidential information, as to the distance traveled, etc.
This information will be used over the next few months in publicity.
It has been five years since the last survey of the younger guests was conducted.
Much of the information gained is touching and some is quite instructive.
Adult guest surveys (available at all times) were reviewed with entirely positive comments about the facility and its management.
In other business, the manager reported 37 guests, including one child, had stayed at the guesthouse in May. Two thirds of the guests had visited men in the correctional facility in Bowling Green.
Simple household repairs were reviewed and will be handled promptly.
Carlene Galloway and Veanna Snodgrass reported they had presented the annual report to the board of United Way of Audrain County earlier in the day.
Board members in attendance were Galloway, Janet Heim, Karen Holbrook, Sterling Holbrook, Elwood LaRue, Floy Oliver, Snodgrass, and Edith Westmoreland.
The next meeting will be Tuesday, July 18.
Monetary gifts received in May include the following: Edgewood Baptist Church, of Bowling Green; Ramsey Creek Baptist Church, of Clarksville; Bethlehem Baptist Church, of Centralia; New Harmony Christian Church, Curryville Baptist 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; First Presbyterian Church Women, Lockewood Park Baptist Church, and Friendship Baptist Church, all of Mexico; Mary Scheffler, of Leander, Texas; Hopewell Baptist Church and John Yost, of Thompson; First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and First Christian Church, all of Vandalia; and Hopewell Baptist Church, of Wellsville.
Non-monetary gifts included snack items and bottled water from Farber Baptist Church and by an anonymous donor; cereal by Cheryl Schlemmer, of Laddonia; printer cartridges for recycling by Fred West, of Mexico; and a gift of service by Jim Miller.