West Alexandria news


WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Candy Robbins, Emily Robbins, Bob Nisius, Jeff Hickey, Anna Carlson, Joyce Deeter, Christina Weber, Olivia Hoover, Gracelynn Childers, Dakota Benton, Taylor Baker, Taylor Smith, Jordan Rivers, Diane Walker, Steve Bitner, Ben Bitner, Ryan Studebaker, Macey Nicole Bell, Bill Deleranko, Joseph J. Ferriell, Pat Minnich, Jessica King, Erica Keener, in memory of Juanita Wolfe

Anniversaries this week: A.J. and Traci Marker, Duayne and Sue Sewell, Ralph and Mary Lunsford, John and Aleah Hildebolt, David and Karen Lee, The Rev. Dan and Joan Snider, Bill and Dianne Hamilton, Douglas J. and Debbie Schmidt, Chris and Haylee Petelle, Jeff and JoEllen Hickey, Bill and Sharon Peters, Tim and Kathy Landwehr “30 years.”

BBQ Chicken or Pork Chop Dinners

The WA Celebration Committee is selling Smoked Chicken or Pork Chop Dinners for carry-out at the WA Police Department on Sunday, Sept. 25, 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 for Santa Villa.

Remember to come and support the WA Celebration Committee’s weekly Farmers’ Market every Thursday from 5-8 p.m., through September. We showcase local food and produce vendors, independent consultants and many local crafters who offer incredible deals! We also showcase local entertainment. Proceeds support the community with fireworks for July 4 and new toys for Santa Villa. To reserve a space, contact Carol Lunsford at 839-4085.

TVRGC Turkey Shoot and Youth Pheasant Hunt

Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club is sponsoring a turkey shoot at 1 p.m. each Sunday through the end of November. The public is welcome, and there is a lunch stand in the clubhouse.

There will be a Youth Pheasant Hunt at Ulrich’s Hunting Preserve, 4964 Enterprise Road, Saturday, Oct. 15. There will be two seasons: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. with complimentary lunch at noon for both sessions. Hunt is open to youth 12-17 years of age who have completed a Hunter Education Course. Proof of certification is required. The hunt is free but limited to 20 participants with two rooster pheasants per hunter. Contact H.K. Steiner at 232-4504, Curtis Early at 533-3226 or Paul Price at 248-1083.

Kiwanis Oktoberfest

The 49th Annual Kiwanis Oktoberfest will take place in Peace Park, Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. We will have the Scarecrow Scamper 5K and 10K race on Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. The parade begins at 11 a.m. and Crowning of the Queen and recognition for Citizen of the Year will follow the Opening Ceremonies. Oktoberfest Queen applications are available in the TVS HS office. Enjoy area arts and crafts, music and entertainment, games and contests and great German food and home-made apple butter! Games and contests begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Carved Pumpkins and Scarecrows must include a card with name and address of participant, and be in place by 2 p.m. on Saturday. Steaks to hold up the scarecrows will be furnished. The Covered Bridge Run begins Sunday at noon. The Kiddie Tractor Pull begins Sunday at 2 p.m. and there is a $2 entry fee for children ages 3 to 8 years of age. Entertainment includes Dixie Ryders from 1:30-5:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and Something Good on Sunday from 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m. Additional parking is available at Dow Chemical and also at Paramount Plastic, just east of Peace Park on East Dayton Street. Contact John DeVilbiss at 839-5483 for more information.

American Legion

A Fish Fry will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, from 5-7:30 p.m. with a 50/50 raffle.

A Battle of the Sexes will be held Friday, Oct. 21, from 8 p.m. to midnight with a DJ, games, prizes and 50/50 raffle.

Kids Halloween Party will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, from 6-8 p.m. at the Legion Hall.

The Senior Fun Bunch meets every Thursday from 1-4 p.m. for music and dancing.

Euchre takes place every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. with a 50/50 raffle.

Rock the Jukebox Friday, Oct. 7 from 8 p.m. until midnight at James E. Ryan, Post 322, 1477 Ohio 503 S.


Set your calendars for BINGO every Thursday from 5-9 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m., BINGO calling starts at 6 p.m., come early, get a good seat and start your luck with some pull offs. All proceeds benefit the West Alexandria Firemens Association and Department. WA Fire/EMS are selling pavers for a donor/memorial walk-way to be built when the new Fire/EMS station is built. The pavers are $100 each. We are offering a paver with or without a clipart picture. Send us a message and we’ll email you a form or stop by the fire house on Monday nights. Any questions feel free to contact Lt. Brad Shafer at [email protected]/EMS thanks everyone for thier continued support.


Items needed are mac & cheese, pork & beans, pancake mix, syrup, shampoo and toothpaste. The Foodbank is open from 10 a.m.-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.

St. John Church

Mission of the Month for September is the St. John Church “Scholarship Fund.”

We will provide a meal for the Homeless at 6 p.m. on Sept. 29.

Salem Lutheran Church

Catechism Class for those in grades 7 and 8, has begun meeting Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m.

Junior Choir has begun practicing Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m.

The Women of the church are collecting bars of soap for Lutheran World Relief.

On Sept. 26, the LYO will provide a meal for the Homeless Shelter in Eaton.

Coups for Troops collects unwanted grocery coupons, up to two months expired, for troops overseas to use in the Commissaries. There is a basket located in the Church Library.

St. John Lutheran Church Ingomar

A free CPR, First Aide, AED course will be offered on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. If you would like certification, there is a fee of $15. St. John Lutheran will supply a lunch during break. The course is being taught by Firefighter Safe. The course is limited to 100 participants. Call the church office at 839-5321 or email stjohnin[email protected] with your contact information by Oct. 16.

St. John, Ingomar, continues their Sleep Mat Project, using your donated grocery bags that are cut into strips and woven into sleeping mats for homeless shelters and charitable organizations. Approximately 112 mats have been completed and donated as of Aug. 31. For more information, contact Linda Kottke.

By Mary Lunsford

For The Register-Herald

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