For many years, former students and their family members have done what they can in regards to the restorations of the Lincoln School in Vandalia. One former Vandalia resident has planned an event this upcoming Saturday to help them take one step closer in seeing the fruits of their labor.
The Rev. Charlene Wheeler-Williams, DD and Through and Through Ministries, Inc. in St. Louis is sponsoring a Chili Cook-off and Fashion Show on Saturday, October 21 at the Modern Maturity Building.
All proceeds from the event directly benefit the Lincoln School renovation efforts. Donations can also be sent directly to Central Bank of Audrain County in Vandalia. Checks can be made payable to “Concerned Citizens of Lincoln School.”Rev. Wheeler-Williams says she’s seeking at least 10 people to enter their pot of chili into the Chili Cook-off.
There is a $10 entry fee and drop-off is between 7-9 a.m.
Anonymous judging will take place at 10 a.m. and a trophy will be awarded to the winner.
A Chili Luncheon follows from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Those attending will receive some chili, pie, and a pop with a donation to the school.
Following the luncheon, will be a Fashion Show featuring models from Vandalia churches.
Rev. Wheeler-Williams said she’s hoping for at least two models from every church.
The fashion attire will represent the past, present, and future from head to toe.
The clothing will be presented tastefully through flair and trend.
Old and young models are needed with no certain look or size needed to be a model.
“We just need the community’s involvement,” said the Rev.Wheeler-Williams.
Models are being asked to be at the event at 7 a.m. for a brief meeting. Those interested can call 1-314-943-3599.
An offertory will be taken during the Fashion Show will all of the proceeds going to the Lincoln School.