On January 5, area residents will no longer need to drive either to Mexico or Bowling Green to wash and dry their clothes if they have no washer or dryer, instead they can go no further than State St. in Vandalia. The Vandalia Housing Authority recently purchased four washers and four dryers and are making them available as a public laundromat for the community.
The cost is $1.50 per load for the washer and $1 per load for the dryer. Both are commercial units.
“We have some low income families who don’t have washers and dryers and I thought there’s not (a laundromat) in town,” said Vandalia Housing Authority Executive Allen Chandler. “I thought this could help everyone…It will fill a need for the area and now individuals won’t have to drive to Mexico and Bowling Green.”
Access to the laundromat will be through the Vandalia Housing Authority door on State St. Once a name is given to the laundromat, a sign, designed by Mary Wallace of Unique Designs, will go on the outside of the building.
Chandler says there are plans to purchase a coin machine to make change, a vending machine, and laundry carts.
Security cameras have been installed at the laundromat. Hours of operation will be 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For more information, call the Vandalia Housing Authority at 594-3712.