August 20th: Homecoming Gospel Choir

Southern Illinois’ Homecoming Gospel Choir will be appearing in concert at the Bethel Baptist Church in Vandalia on Sunday, August 20th at 6:00 PM.  Featuring 80 singers and musicians, Southern Illinois’ Homecoming Gospel Choir, under the direction of John and Judy Roberts, presents an inspirational evening of southern gospel music capturing the excitement and enthusiasm of the highly popular Gaither Homecoming experience.  If you enjoy the traditional hymns and classic gospel songs presented in the Gaither style, then you will surely enjoy Southern Illinois Homecoming Gospel Choir.  Bethel Baptist is located at 182 IL highway 185 7 miles west of Vandalia.


August 23rd: Back 2 School Bash

Bethel Baptist Church is hosting a Back 2 School Bash on Wednesday, August 23rd from 6-8 PM.  This is a free event being held at Rogier Park in Vandalia.  The bash will have food, games, fun and music.  Pork burgers, hot dogs, chips, and snow cones will be served.  There will also be an inflatable bounce house, obstacle course, face-painting, and active Pokestops with active lures.  Come and join the fun!


August 25th: Spaghetti Supper

The Ramsey American Legion Auxiliary is hosting a spaghetti supper on Friday, August 25th from 5-8 PM at the American Legion.  Suggested donation of $8 for adults and $5 for children, take out available.  The supper includes a salad, spaghetti, garlic bread, drink, and dessert.


August 25th: Free Movie Night-Letters to God

House on the Rock Church in Edinburg is hosting a free movie night on Friday, August 25th at 6:30 PM.  This month’s showing is “Letters to God.”  This film is about an extraordinary eight-year-old boy with strong faith as he faces his daily battle of cancer.  Surrounded by a loving family and community, his prayers take the form of letters he sends to his ultimate pen pal, God.  Inspired by a true story, “Letters to God” delivers a message of hope, faith, and courage.  Free popcorn and drinks will be provided.  Showing at House on The Rock Church, 314 N Grant Street in Edinburg. 


September 16th: All You Can Eat Fish Fry

The Brownstown/St. Elmo Sports Boosters are having an all you can eat fish fry fundraiser on Saturday, September 16 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm and the Brownstown Elementary School Cafeteria. Prepared by Country Rhodes, the menu includes fish, shrimp, chicken strips, steak fries, backed beans, potato salad, coleslaw, and apple sauce.  The cost is $11 for adults or carry-out and $6 for children 12 & under.  BES is located at 421 S College Ave in Brownstown.


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