In what is always one of the most popular events in Vandalia, the annual fireworks show is tonight at Vandalia Lake. What many may, or may not know, is the Vandalia Lion’s Club hosts and pays for the fireworks show each year for the community. Lion’s Club President Les Smith says they are glad to put on the show each year. But, they do ask for financial help with the show from area businesses each year.
There is no carnival this year at part of the festivities, as the Lion’s Club added that as part of the Fireworks weekend a few years ago. Smith says the carnival they used in the past has retired and they did not find a good fit for this year. But, he says they are hopeful to bring that back in future years.