The Vandalia Lions Club will get the 4th of July celebrating underway early with their annual Lions Club Carnival at the Vandalia Lake Campground. The carnival with rides from J & J Magic Midway will open up Thursday, July 2 at 6p.m. and be open again on Friday from 6 to 10p.m. with the annual fireworks display set for Friday night at 9p.m. The carnival opens two hours earlier on Saturday running from 4 to 10p.m. Armbands for unlimited rides will be available each night for $15.