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New banner heralds approaching sesquicentennial celebration

Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 3:20 pm

Woodrow Polston, the general manager of the Lakeside Gazette in Monroe City, stopped off in Vandalia to see his Vandalia Sesquicentennial logo design for the  Vandalia Area Historical Society after it was placed on the wall outside the museum. Submitted photo

The Vandalia Area Historical Society recently posted a banner on the side of the museum of the official logo for the upcoming 2024 Vandalia Sesquicentennial Year.

Historical Society, along with the Chamber of Commerce and many strong community organizations are finalizing 2024 events. Currently, fundraising is underway, including $150 for 150 years for a named plaque to be displayed in the museum. In addition, T-shirts, garden flags, Christmas ornaments, key bracelets, and challenge coins will be for sale at the museum Sept. 23, during Prairie Days.

Drawings for free 2024 soup/card party tickets and otherwise free merchandise will be held at 4 p.m. the same day.