The Eastern Missouri Family YMCA Project is planning to apply for the Shelter Insurance Thankful for Our Communities Contest. This contest is based upon an essay written about their community and the winner is chosen based upon votes received through Facebook. The YMCA Committee will write and submit the essay for the contest, but the support and votes of all current and past residents of the local communities will be needed. Further details regarding where and how to vote will be included in next week’s paper and posted on the “YMCA Project Vandalia” Facebook site. This is an excellent opportunity for the area to WIN $5,000 for the YMCA project by simply voting through Facebook. Please stay tuned and spread the word about this upcoming contest.