- Drawings for the Chamber’s Shop Local Promotion are underway. Sunset Convenience Store and Kaskaskia Supply will have their weekly drawings for gifts cards today and again on Dec. 22. Fayette County Auxiliary Gift Shop (gift basket), Ma & Pa’s (gift certificate) and Tiger Lily (gift certificate) will have their drawings on Tuesday. Country Folk (handmade snowman) and The Red Door (gift basket) will have their drawings on Friday. Allen’s Furniture (gift certificate), Bluff Equipment (rocking chair), Champion Trophies & Ts (gift certificate), The Copper Penny (gift certificate), Eclectic (gift certificate), Elephant’s Attic (gift certificate), Ember’s Wood Fire Pizza (gift certificate), Gloria’s Christian Supply (nativity set), Huddle House (gift certificate), The Lake House (gift certificate), Lia’s Gifts & Home Décor (gift certificate), My Special Gifts (gift certificate), Sloan Implement (toy tractor), Something Special (gift certificate), Stuff For Sale (gift certificate), Thompson’s Home Center (gift certificate) and Words, Wicks & Wood (gift certificate) are having drawings as well. Specific dates of the drawings will be passed along later this week.
- Vandalia Subway, located at 915 Veterans Ave., is having a Holiday Customer Appreciation special for the remainder of 2014. The cold cut combo, meatball marinara and veggie delight are all just $2 for a six inch and $4 for a footlong. Vandalia Subway is also giving away a free six-inch sub every week. To be entered into the drawing, customers simply need to place an order online at order.subway.com or using the Subway app. And don’t forget that Subway caters. Call or stop by for a special catering discount valid through the end of the year.
- Expert Service, located at 1710A Hillsboro Road, has several fall car care specials going on. Remote starters start at $250 installed (Regular price is $300). You can also have your vehicle winterized for free with the purchase of an oil change. The first 30 minutes of diagnostics will be free, including check engine light codes. And all Chamber members will receive a 10 percent discount, excluding sale prices. Offers are good through Dec. 31.
- Wings will be half price and drafts will be a dollar off on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Embers Wood Fired Pizza, located at 7 Mattes Ave in Vandalia. There will also be a special going on next door at Huddle House, as customers can get two double cheeseburgers and two orders of fries for $6.99.
- Be sure to visit Hosick Motor’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/hosickmotors, and “like” the Free Oil Change post by 7 p.m. on Tuesday to enter the Free Oil Change Contest. The winner will be chosen at random.
- Evans Public Library’s Food For Fines program is underway. Bring non-perishable food items to the library and for every food item donated $1 will be deducted from your fines and/or replacement costs of lost or damaged items.
- Copies of the Chamber's 100th Anniversary cookbook are available for purchase at Kaskaskia Supply and Rental, First Bank, The Red Door and the Chamber office, located at 1408 N. 5th St. The books are $10 apiece and those who purchase two cookbooks will receive a free T-shirt.