KC offering girls soccer and basketball camps in June
The Kaskaskia College Blue Angel soccer and basketball programs will host summer camps the week of June 18-22.
The camps are for girls entering kindergarten through sixth grades. The soccer camp will be held from 9 a.m.-noon, and the basketball camp will be held from 1-4 p.m.
Students can register for one of the camps for $60, or can register for both for $100. All participants will receive a T-shirt.
It is suggested that students in both camps bring lunch.
A informational meeting will be held on May 31 at Vandalia Community High School regarding the drug testing policy for those in extracurricular activities, which will go into effect for the 2012-13 school year.
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the high school gym.
The American Cancer Society recently released the 12 Illinois schools that raised the most money at their Volley for the Cure volleyball games this past fall.
Vandalia was ranked third, with a total donation of $6,848.
Ziegler-Royalton was first in the state, with $16,500.
The Vandalia men’s slo-pitch softball league will begin play on Monday.
The five-team league will play four games on Mondays from May 21-Aug. 12 and Thursdays from July 19-Aug. 16. Wednesdays, June 27, July 11, and Aug. 1, 8 and 15 will be used as rain dates.
Teams in the league are:
•Riedle Law Office Cyclones
The odds were stacked against Vandalia native Josie Earnest once the seeding was finalized for last week’s United States Bowling Congress Queens Tournament.
Facing Hall of Famers and collegiate All-Americans, Earnest had an uphill climb in the tournament, but she overcame almost every one of the challenges to make the television finals and place fifth.
The Fayette County Family YMCA recently held a heathy lifestyle challenge. The challenge awarded points to members for drinking enough water, choosing healthier foods, coming to the YMCA for workouts or classes, and for weekly weigh-ins.
Fayette County resident Bill Haller was recently honored by state representative Tom Cross (R-Oswego) for a lifetime of acheivements.
Haller, a former Major League Baseball umpire, was the focus of House Resolution 942, which was passed last week to honor his storied career in baseball and the military.
The Vandalia Field of Dreams committee had a brief meeting on Tuesday to discuss a few items of business.
•The committee has received a grant for $3,900 to install a concrete floor in the hitting shed between the high school fields.
All of the materials will be purchased with the grant money.
The dirt that will be dug out of areas in the hitting shed will be moved to the area between the softball backstop and the road, where flooding occurs when it rains.
YMCA hosting local level of Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run competition
The Fayette County Family YMCA will be hosting a local level of Major League Baseball's Pitch, Hit and Run competition for children from ages of 7 to 14.
There is no charge to participate, but all children must bring a copy of their birth certificate and sign a waiver/registration form prior to the event.