At the September 19 meeting of Agape House of Vandalia board of directors, it was learned of the mal-functioning of the air conditioner. The unit has been in use since the guesthouse opened 13 years ago. A recent inspection by a heating and cooling professional determined that it was in need of replacement. This will be completed before spring and at the convenience of the HVAC company.
Other business centered on the upcoming fall cleaning. Women from WERDCC of Vandalia accompanied by staff will carry this out in early October. Board members will provide the morning snack and lunch. Board members Carlene Galloway and Veanna Snodgrass will provide supervision and serve the meal that day.
The house manager will take a vacation late in September. Coverage will be provided by former managers Ed and Doloris Wendt.
Thirty-three guests stayed at the house in August. This included four children. Their guest surveys were positive in comments about the facility and its management.
Board members in attendance were Sterling Holbrook, Karen Holbrook, Edith Westmoreland, Carlene Galloway, Elwood LaRue, Veanna Snodgrass, and Floy Oliver.
Monetary gifts received in August included 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; Nancy White, of Roeland Park, Kansas; Mary Scheffler, of Kirkwood; St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Ladies’ Aid, of LaGrange; Lockewood Park Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church, of Mexico; Middletown Christian Church; Hopewell Baptist Church and John Yost, of Thompson; Southside Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, and First Christian Church, of Vandalia; and Hopewell Baptist Church, of Wellsville.