WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Ridge Lucas Petelle, Traci Sagester, Wyatt House, Austin Burkett, David Haines, Kieyn Parizek, Marilyn Bassler, Chloe Cooper, Cooper Unger, Steve Unger, Steve Milliken, Larry Pegg, Rob Belvo, Liberty Chesney, Candy Robbins, Emily Robbins, Jessica Mulllins, Lisa Clark Brown, Jennifer Denlinger, Mandy Moore, Rebecca Burcham Jennings, Erica Childers, Erika Burk, Jason Utz, Madeline Wright, Trent Ray, Jeff Studebaker, M.D., Shirley Johnson, Robert Nisius, in memory of Jean Noland and the Reverend Herman Bassler.
Anniversaries this week: Curt and Celeste Caplinger, Brian and Kim DeVilbiss, Greg and Jennifer Fox, Lysle and Jo Lindloff, Jeff and Tina Rivers, Tommie and Chelsea Byrd, AJ and Traci Marker.
Oktoberfest Miss and Mr. Pageant
The second annual Oktoberfest Miss & Mr. Pageant will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the 50th Anniversary Oktoberfest held at Peace Park. The pageant is hosted by Alpha Kappa Sorority.
The pageant is open to girls and boys ages 12 months to grade 8. The pageant registration fee is $15 which includes a tshirt. Forms will be distributed through schools and in the local newspaper. You may also find the registration form on Facebook by searching Oktoberfest Miss and Mr. Pageant. Completed registration forms and payment are due no later than Sept. 29. For more information contact Bevin Hager at 937-207-8151 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BBQ Chicken or Pork Chop Dinners
The WA Celebration Committee is selling Smoked Chicken for $7 or Pork Chop Dinners for $8 for carry-out at the WA Police Department on Ohip 503 N. on Sunday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reserve your dinners by contacting Michelle Laughlin at the WA Library or Carol Lunsford at 839-4085. Proceeds support the community with fireworks for July 4 and new toys and repairs for Santa Villa.
Kiwanis Oktoberfest is seeking vendors for the Oct. 14 and 15 event in Peace Park. This year we will be serving beer and we will have 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. demonstrations with seven K-9 dog units performing. Consequently, we can not allow any pets on the grounds throughout the Oktoberfest.
AKS will, again, be sponsoring their annual Oktoberfest Queen, Kings, Princes and Princesses contests. Watch for applications at your schools and newspapers. AKS is looking for any past Oktoberfest Queens, so please contact Wendy Chesney on Facebook if you have served as a queen in past years.
The West Alexandria Fire Dept. BINGO has returned on Thursdays with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and BINGO beginning at 6:30 p.m. This is an earlier start so make sure to mark your calendars! Early Bird Games start at 6:30 p.m. to help out those coming after work to have a little extra time. Kid-friendly atmosphere, but all players must be 18 or over, at 25 E. Dayton Street.
The Foodbank served 66 families during August. This includes 24 seniors, 123 adults and totals 222 individuals. Items needed are spaghetti sauce, chicken noodle and tomato soup, tuna, pancake syrup, and shampoo. The Foodbank is open from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays and is located at St. John Church, 20 E. South Street. Contact the Foodbank at 839-1615 for additional information. Non-perishable donations can also be dropped off at St. John Lutheran, Ingomar and Salem Lutheran Church on the first Sunday of each month.
Salem Lutheran Church
Junior Lutherans, for children ages 3 in Preschool through 6th grade, will begin Wednesday, Sept. 13 with a meal at 6 p.m. and program at 6:30 p.m.
The church will have a float in the Pork Festival parade, Saturday, Sept. 16, in honor of our 200th anniversary.
There will be a Family Craft Day in the Fellowship Hall at 3 p.m.on Saturday, Sept. 30 in honor of our 200-year church anniversary.
The Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study will meet Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Middle School Ministry meets Sunday evenings at 7 p.m.
Adult Bible study meets Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Special Offering for September will go to Adopt-a-Family.
St. John Church
Skylar Reckers will be our guest speaker during Sunday School on Sept. 17.
A concert by Jerry Winkler will be held on Sept. 24.
We will provide a meal to the Homeless Shelter on Sept. 28.
We are collecting empty pill bottles with labels removed, as well we clean, used shoes for missions.
We continue to collect for WACOCA Local Needs, and our mission for the month is Crossroads.
Church of the Brethren
The next Free Community Meal will be Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren 22 E. Oak Street.