West Alexandria news


WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Seth Baker, Rosalie Unger, Michael Cress, Shirley Webb, Hannah Mershon, Tyler Wright, Nancy Gardner, Polly Voge, Mark Unger, Gail Denlinger, Zach Shafer, Tammy Straszheim, Dr. John Ulrich, Lynn Voge, John Bassler, Sullivan Pemberton, Jesse Nickell, Claire Fergus, Wayne Henemyre, in memory of Buzz Miller, in memory of Charles “Smitty” Schmidt

Anniversaries this week: Tyler and Kelsey Lee, Jay and Rosalie Unger.

Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt

The West Alexandria Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 16, at 1 p.m. on the west side practice fields behind the Twin Valley South school facilities. There will be prizes for each age category. Bring your own basket or bag to collect the hidden eggs in.

Fireworks donations

The West Alexandria Celebration Committee is asking for donations to help with the annual July 4 fireworks display. Donations can be made at Twin Valley Bank under Celebration Committee. As everyone can imagine, the price has gone up so we need and appreciate your help. One way to help raise money for fireworks and find your new, favorite Scentsy items is to explore the shoppable online catalog with your host, Ashley Wilson, Star Consultant, at 937-733-2664, [email protected] or ashleyw22.scentsy.us. There will be a Ticket Auction for the July 4 fireworks at the WA Firehouse on Friday, May 6, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Coffeehouse Conversations

Kierston’s Coffeestop, located at 12 S. Main Street, is hosting Coffeehouse Conversations every Monday evening from 7-8 p.m. Everyone is invited to stop in for complimentary coffee, a cookie, or baked-goods. Bring a friend and pull up a chair for an open, honest and friendly conversation about faith, life, and today’s social issues and how they relate to the Bible with a local pastor.

Turkey Shoot

Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club is sponsoring their 40th annual Turkey Shoot at 1 p.m. each Sunday through April 10. The public is welcome. There is a lunch stand in the Clubhouse. Visit www.tvrgclub.org Contact Floyd Weimer at 937-336-1618, or Curtis Early at 937-533-3226.

American Legion Post 322

Flashback Band 70s Dance Party will take place Saturday, April 9, from 7-11 p.m.

Euchre every Wednesday at 7 p.m. $5 entrance fee, 50/50 raffle.

Senior Fun Bunch meets every Thursday from 1-4 p.m.

Rock the Jukebox the third Friday of every month at the American Legion Post 322, Ohio 503 South.


West Alexandria Fire Dept. BINGO takes place every Thursday. Doors open at 5 p.m. with open seating; first come, first served. Early Bird games start at 6 p.m. to help those coming after work. All players must be 18 or over. We have several progressive games going on at 25 E. Dayton Street.

WA Library

Finish a puzzle and not sure what to do with it? Swap it for one that is new to you. Stop by the WA Library for our Community Puzzle Swap. Bring a puzzle, or two or three, and exchange for another, but please limit yourself to only taking two puzzles per visit.


The Foodbank continues to be open regular hours from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays at St. John Church, 20 E. South Street. Contact the Foodbank at 937-839-1615 for additional information. Anyone in need of food may come to the Foodbank and remain outside in your vehicle. We are thankful for the continuing support of our community and look forward to serving you.

St. John Church

We offer in-person worship each Sunday at 10 a.m. at 20 E. South Street, or on facebook at stjohnwestalex.

Community Christian Church

Saturday Mens’ Breakfasts meet at 9 a.m. All men are welcome.

A new Bible Study has started meeting on Tuesdays at 6 p.m.

Sunday School takes place every Sunday at 9 a.m., worship at 10 a.m. and an evening meal with service takes place at 5:30 p.m. at 11 Dorsey Akers Drive, phone: 937-839-4988.

Church of the Brethren

A free Community Meal is open to all to attend on Sunday, April 3, from 5-6:30 p.m. or when the food runs out.

Easter Sunrise Breakfast and Devotion takes place at 9 a.m. on April 17.

We offer Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. and Sunday worship at 10:30 p.m. Services can also be attended online at Facebook or at the church website http://www.westalexcob.org

St. John Lutheran, Ingomar

Wednesday, April 6, evening Lenten service with healing at 7 p.m

Holy Week services: April 10, Palm Sunday service begins at 9 a.m.; April 14, Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m.; April 15, Good Friday service at 7 p.m.; April 17, Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m with our traditional breakfast following at 2139 Enterprise Rd. Air-conditioned and handicap-accessible.

Calvary Baptist Church

Doors are open for Sunday School at 10 a.m., and worship service at 11 a.m. followed by lunch. Sunday evening service will begin after lunch. Wednesday evening services take place at 7 p.m. Visit our website at www.cbcwalex.com.

Salem Lutheran Church

Salem Kids will not be meeting during Lent, through April 13.

Each Wednesday through April 6, during the Lenten season there is a meal provided from 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed by a Lenten Service at 7 p.m.

April 14, Maundy Thursday service and Holy Communion at 7 p.m.

April 15, Good Friday service at 7 p.m.

April 17, Easter Sunrise service at 7:30 a.m.; breakfast follows Sunrise Service, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service and Holy Communion at 10:30 a.m.

Doors are open for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. with provisions to allow for social distancing at 70 E. Dayton Street. Sunday services are live-streamed on YouTube at Salem Lutheran Church — West Alexandria.

Pastor Dan’s Bible Study meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the church lounge or via Zoom.

The Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study meets every third Saturday at 7:30 a.m. for prayer, Bible study, breakfast and fellowship in the fellowship hall.

The Women of the Church are accepting donations for the annual April Showers event on April 19. We will be accepting all sizes of new underwear for both men and women but no baby sizes. Donations will be taken to the Women’s Council meeting for Bethany Graceworks, as has been a practice since the 1970s. All monetary donations will be doubled by the Graceworks treasury and given to the Preble County Common Good Shop, formerly the Once Around Shop. A basket has been placed in the church lounge. Please make donations by April 17. For additional information contact Ann Cooper at 937-839-5397.

Coups for Troops accepts your unwanted coupons to be sent to commissaries overseas where they are accepted up to 2 months past expiration. Place them in the church library basket or contact Linda Wick.

By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria Correspondent

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