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By The Staff

Thursday, June 13

✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
✔ The Vandalia Park District meets at 4 p.m. at Vandalia Airport.
✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m.
Friday, June 14

✔ An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 1-6 p.m. at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.
✔ The National Road Festival gets under way at the Vandalia Statehouse with a meal served by the Vandalia Sports Boosters, starting at 5 p.m., and rock and roll music by "The Papa Cherry Band" of Litchfield from 6-9 p.m. The meal will include a smoked pulled pork barbecue sandwich, baked beans, potato salad, chips and drink for $6. A kid's meal of grilled hot dog, chips and drink is also $4.
Saturday, June 15

✔ The St. Elmo and Brownstown high school cheerleaders will hold a free car wash from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Andy's Auto Body on U.S. Route 40 in Brownstown.
✔ The National Road Festival continues on Gallatin Street, beginning at 10 a.m. Activities include children's inflatables, pony rides, a teen and adult baking contest, face-painting, truck-painting, bingo, fishing, fish pond, bean bag toss, father/daughter tea, father/son three-legged race, decorated tricycle and bicycle parade, 4-H petting zoo and dog parade. The Town and Country Art Show and Professional Art Show will be at the Fayette County Museum from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
✔ Brookstone Estates, located at 1607 W. Fillmore St., in Vandalia, will hold a Father's Day tailgate party, beginning at noon. Hamburgers, hot dogs and brats will be served. Those attending need only take lawn chairs.
✔ A benefit for Bonnie Hill will be held from 4-10 p.m. at the Vandalia Moose Lodge. The benefit will include food, 50/50 drawing, raffle, music and an auction. For more information call 918-9988.
✔ The Vandalia Community High School class of 1983 will hold its 30-year reunion at The Copper Penny, starting at 5 p.m. The reunion is open to those in other classes graduating during that same period. For more information, call Beth at 292-3714.
Sunday, June 16

✔ A horse show will be held at the Okaw Saddle Club, located northwest of Vandalia, at Lakewood Drive and Thrill Hill Road. Te pleasure classes begin at 9 a.m., and the speed classes begin at 1 p.m.
 Monday, June 17

✔ The Vandalia Women of the Moose meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.
✔ The Old Capitol Post 3862 VFW Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. at the VFW Home on West St. Louis Avenue in Vandalia.
✔ The Vandalia City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. at city hall.
Tuesday, June 18

✔ The Network Masters chapter of Business Networking International, which includes Vandalia, meets every Tuesday morning in the conference room at 3 Point Ink, 1550 U.S. Route 40 in Greenville. Open marketing begins at 7:45 a.m., and the meeting runs from 8-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact chapter President Greg Tomlinson at 292-2267.
✔ Evans Public Library will host a short program, "Hyvaa paivass," presented by Riitta Maunula-Craycroft, as part of the library's summer reading program, "Have Book, Will Travel." The program begins at 10 a.m.
✔ The Vandalia Rotary Club will meet at noon at Ponderosa Steakhouse.
✔ TOPS IL 2020 will meet in the Fayette County Hospital conference room. Weigh-in is from 5-5:30 p.m., with the meeting to follow.
✔ The Vandalia Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. in the district's administration center.
Thursday, June 20

✔ TOPS IL 2490 will meet from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is from 9-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Dovie Heaton-Bergin at 283-1729.
✔ TOPS IL 1872, Ramsey, will meet at the Christian Church in Ramsey. Weigh-in is at 6:20 p.m., and the meeting is at 7 p.m.
✔ American Legion Auxiliary Unit 95 of Vandalia will meet at 7 p.m. at the Legion Home. All members are encouraged to attend. Officers for 2013-14 will be elected.