Congratulations to We So Corny for winning the Vandalia-Butler Foundation’s inaugural cornhole tournament at the Vandalia Sports Complex on Aug. 4.

The Vandalia Chamber of Commerce team placed second, and The Reds won for best costume.

“In all, between sponsorships, entry fees and in-kind support, we raised more than $3,000 for the Passport to Safety Program — making everyone a winner!” said Bill McIntire, tournament organizer and a Vandalia-Butler Foundation trustee. “We’re especially grateful to Aaron Messenger, coordinator of programs for the Vandalia Recreation Center, for all the energy he brought to helping us bring this idea to life.”

Our Sponsors:


R.B. Jergens
Vandalia-Butler Optimist Club
Waffle House


Eder Family
Minster Bank
Rizvi Family


Abbey Credit Union
Adkins Family
Airline Dairy Crème
Digital Cowboy
Matthew Neely, DDS
Trick Family


Bill McIntire

Over the past year, the Vandalia-Butler Foundation has contributed more than $11,000 to the Passport to Safety Program in memory of four Butler Twp. residents who died in a shooting. Besides the tournament, the effort includes a $3,000 foundation grant, a $2,000 donation from State Farm Insurance and numerous gifts from individuals and families.

The award-winning Passport to Safety program was introduced in the mid-1980s and continues to impact every incoming Vandalia-Butler kindergartner today. Its curriculum teaches children important lessons such as “Stranger Danger,” “Stop, Drop and Roll,” traffic and school bus safety, and safety around animals.