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Community Calendar

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By The Staff

Thursday, September 2
✔ 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.
✔ Soroptimist International of Vandalia will meet at noon at Days Inn.
✔ 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. For more information, contact Donna Morell at 423-2916.
Friday, September 3
✔ A country music dance will be held at 7 p.m. at the Patoka Service Center, 210 W. Bond St. Admission is by donation.
Saturday, September 4
✔ The Labor Day Celebration in St. Elmo gets under way with a community consignment auction at 10 a.m. behind the swimming pool at the Avena Township Community Park.

Sunday, September 5
✔ The Labor Day Celebration in St. Elmo continues with a gospel sing at 6 p.m. in the bank lot at Fourth and Main streets.
Monday, September 6
✔ A horse show will be held at the Okaw Saddle Club, located at Thrill Hill Road and Lakewood Drive northwest of Vandalia. Pleasure classes begin at 9 a.m., and speed classes begin at 1 p.m.
✔ The Labor Day Celebration in St. Elmo continues. A pancake and sausage breakfast is at the St. Elmo Firehouse from 6-9:30 a.m.; concession stands, flea markets and booths open at 9 a.m.; and the parade begins at 10:30 a.m. More is given in St. Elmo news on Page 5B of today's issue.
✔ Craig O's, located in Vandalia Commons on Mattes Avenue, will be hosting a fundraiser for Fayette County Relay for Life. Ten percent of all sales will go to Relay for Life.
Tuesday, September 7
✔ The Vandalia Women of the Moose will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Moose Lodge.                              
✔ A country music dance will be held at the Patoka Service Center at 7 p.m. Admission is $5, and a potluck will be held.
✔ The Vandalia City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at city hall.
Wednesday, September 8
✔ TOPS IL 2020 will meet at 5:45 p.m. in the Fayette County Hospital conference room. Weigh-in is from 5-5:45 p.m.
Thursday, September 9
✔ 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. For more information, contact Donna Morell at 423-2916.

Saturday, September 11
✔ The Downtown Vandalia Merchants Co-op will hold a rummage sale in downtown Vandalia from 7 a.m.-noon., with some vendors operating into the afternoon. To reserve a 12-foot space, contact JoAnna Helm at 283-1432, Rich Jenner at 283-3481, Gloria Durbin at 283-4804 or Donelle Conaway at 283-1810.

Items for our Community Calendar may be submitted in person at our office, 229 S. Fifth St.; by phone, 283-3374; or by e-mail, rbauer@leaderunion.com.