Vandalia Rec Center turns 20. Here’s how the city will celebrate.

The rock climbing wall at the Vandalia recreation center.
The rock climbing wall at the Vandalia recreation center.

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The city of Vandalia on Thursday is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its rec center.

The celebration will be limited due to COVID-19, but the center will have shirts and towels available on Thursday throughout the day.

The first 100 visitors to the facility at 1111 Stonequarry Road will receive a free commemorative hand towel with other giveaways to follow.

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Other amenities include free childcare and fitness classes as well as free admission for the climbing wall from 5 to 7 p.m. and Warehouse 4 coffee with City Manager Dan Wendt between 8 and 10 a.m.

Mayor Richard Herbst and rec center sponsors also will be around throughout the day to speak with patrons.

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