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Ramsey to celebrate 150th birthday
The village of Ramsey will celebrate its 150th birthday with a celebration on Saturday, May 3.
The celebration includes a 10 a.m. parade, with lineup at 9:30 a.m.; a ceremony featuring several speakers; a cake-cutting; kids' games at noon; a husband-calling contest at 12:30 p.m.; music by the Beecher City Kitchen Band from 1-2; pie contest at 1:30 p.m; horseshoes tournament at 2 p.m.; talent show at 2:30 p.m.; and music by Thunder Road from 6-9 p.m.

Concert at fairgrounds on May 3
Chris Cavanaugh will perform in concert on Saturday, May 3, at the Fayette County Fairgrounds in Brownstown.
Opening for Cavanaugh at the 7 p.m. concert will be Sheena Flowers and Justin Lawder, and Chandler Durbin.
Grandstand tickets are $10, and trackside tickets are $15.
Advance tickets are available at Fayette County Real Estate in Vandalia, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m.-noon on Saturdays.
Tickets may also be purchased at the front gate of the fairgrounds from 7:30-9 p.m. on race nights.
For more information, contact Kelly Washburn at 322-5127 or 283-1776.

Band Boosters' quarter auction is May 2

The Vandalia Band Boosters will hold a quarter auction on Friday, May 2, at the Vandalia Moose Lodge. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the auction starts at 6:30 p.m.
The auction will include more than 25 vendors, and the event also includes a silent auction and 50/50 drawing.
For more information, contact Mary Beth Hudson, 267-6876.

The Vandalia Band Boosters will hold a quarter auction on Friday, May 2, at the Vandalia Moose Lodge. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the auction starts at 6:30 p.m.
The auction will include more than 25 vendors, and the event also includes a silent auction and 50/50 drawing.
For more information, contact Mary Beth Hudson, 267-6876.

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