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Relay for Life event participants sought

Organizers of an event to benefit Fayette County Relay for Life are looking for participants to the event.
Local crafters, woodworkers, jewelry makers, artists, quilters, pottery makers, toy collectors and makers of various handmade items are being invited to set up booths for the event, to be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Vandalia Eagles Club.
The event will include various concessions, a 50/50 drawing and silent auction.
For more information, call Karen Sanders at 267-0820 or e-mail her at www.fayettecountyswcd@att.net.

AARP driver safety training Nov. 29-30

Veterans who are age 50 and over are being honored in November by AARP with free driver safety training for them and their family members.
The driver training class will be held from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 29-30, in Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church in Vandalia.
Those who complete the eight-hour course will be given a certificate that they can present to their insurance companies for discounts on their liability insurance premiums for three years.
The class is limited to the first 35 individuals who register. To register, call 283-3684 or 283-3670.
The training is being sponsored by First National Bank in Vandalia.

FCHD holds hospice volunteer training

The Fayette County Health Department hospice program will hold hospice volunteer training from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, at the FCHD facilities, 416 W. Edwards St., Vandalia.
Individuals interested in the training are asked to call 283-7262 by this Friday.