VANDALIA — The Vandalia Lioness Club (VLC) meets the first Monday of each month providing support to the Vandalia community through the food pantry and many other programs in our local community.
The winter months has been very busy for everyone and the club has welcomed in four new members. As a member of the VLC, the members share by giving to others and volunteering their time to those less fortunate. At the end of the day, that is something to feel good about!
The four new members to our club are Nan Danzig, Debbie Bartone, Kathy Garver and Jean Harman.
Danzig graduated from Northridge High School in 1964 and resides in Butler Township with husband Rick. She has two children and three grandchildren. Just to name a few of her hobbies, she enjoys gardening, reading, and cooking from scratch with “cabbage rolls” being one of her specialities. She loves to dance, especially “The Polka.”
Bartone graduated from Vandalia-Butler in 1973. She has two sons, her first being born on her birthday, and two granddaughters. She is the owner of Hock’s Pharmacy and also a member of Eastern Star. She enjoys baking and needlecraft projects in her spare time. Growing up, her home was the first police station in the Village of Vandalia with her mother answering the emergency calls and her father, Chief Raymond Nardini running the calls.
Garver moved to Vandalia with her husband of 44 years, Rick, who landed a job with Inland. They have two sons and four grandsons. She enjoys golf in her spare time. She heads up the Vandalia Butler Food Pantry and is an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. We would like to congratulate Kathy as she has been recently named the recipient of the 2016 Distinquished Service Award.
Harman was born in South Bend, Indiana and moved to Illinois after marrying her husband, a disabled veteran, who passed away. They have three sons, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Jean volunteered at Miami Valley Hospital where she met Ed Kovacs, whom she married in 1997. She is an active member of the Vandalia Historical Society and St. John’s Lutheran Church. She enjoys baking/cooking and curling up on her sofa in front of the fireplace reading, with her two cats.
On Tuesday, March 8, the Vandalia Lioness Club is holding their Annual Fundraising Card Party at Smith Middle School from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now through any Lioness club member. Proceeds gathered are used to continue to support area service projects, service-minded organizations and to adopt a family during the Christmas holiday. The card party offers fun & fellowship to men and women, playing cards and board games and enjoying craft activities. The ticket price is $7.00, which includes finger food snacks and beverages, all donated by the Lioness club members.