Tickets are now on sale for the annual banquet of the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce.
The event will be held next Thursday at the Crawford-Hale American Legion Home in Vandalia, beginning with a social hour at 6 p.m. The meal will begin at 7 p.m., followed by the program.
During the banquet, the Chamber will present Abe Awards to one chamber member and to one non-chamber member. Addresses by outgoing president Dave Bell and incoming president Doug Knebel are also on the agenda.
This years program will be provided by St. Louis entertainer Dean Christopher. His musical comedy routine is titled Rat Pack & More. It features entertainment in the style of the original Rat Pack, which included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.
Tickets for the event, which is open to the public, are $22.50 and are available from chamber members or at the chamber office, 283-2728. Tickets should be reserved by Monday to allow for meal planning.