West Alexandria news


WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: David Jackson, Judy Bassler, Audrey Suchland, Tim Bassler, Debbie Voge Moore, Irene Graham, Cameryn Chorazewitz, Chris Comer, Teresa Clayton-Bryan, Katie Blankenship, Kristen Koeller, Amy Pemberton, Maddie Johnson, in memory of Jim Johnson, in memory of Leo Beneke, in memory of Mabel Kruszynski.

Anniversaries this week: Jerry and Ann Cooper, Joshua and Alexis Chapman, James and Heather Pemberton, Gary and Kathryn Baker, Randy and Karen Ehler.

Community Garage Sale

Community Garage Sale week will take place the first week of July in the village. There will be no sale permits required during these days. The next Community Garage Sale will be the first week in August, and then the second week of October, coinciding with the Kiwanis Oktoberfest.

Preble County Farmers Market

Preble County Farmers Market is open for business every second and fourth Tuesday at the Salem Lutheran Church parking lot, 70 E. Dayton St., from 6-8 p.m. Come find local crafts, farm-raised meats, home-grown produce, and baked-goods of all kinds.

Ticket Auction for July 4 Fireworks

A Ticket Auction, hosted by the West Alexandria Celebration Committee, will take place on Friday, June 17, at the West Alexandria Fire Department, 25 E. Dayton St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the auction starts at 7 p.m. Paddles are $3 each. All money raised will support the July 4 fireworks and items for Santa Villa. As everyone can imagine the price has gone up, so we need and appreciate your help. Fireworks donations can be made directly at Twin Valley Bank under WA Celebration Committee or by purchasing from our fundraisers.

American Legion Post 322

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.

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-good. 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.

WA Library Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading storytimes and crafts include multi-aged programs with fun activities, dances, songs, stories and more.

Campfire Tales will take place regularly every Wednesday at 1 p.m. throughout June and July.

Kids can pick up a Weekly Grab and Go Kit that they can complete at the library or take home and finish later. Teen/Tween Grab and Go Kits are outdoor-themed all summer.

Adult Craft Night is Lighthouses on Tuesday, July 5, at 5:30 p.m. Follow the light to our West Alex branch as we craft lighthouses to decorate around your home. Reservations are not required but are recommended to ensure we have enough materials.

Spend s’more family time with us and build a solar s’more oven with Miss Stephanee and Miss Autumn who have all your s’more needs covered with crafts and activities for all ages.

Community July 4 Church Service

An Independence Day community-wide church service will take place at Peace Park on Sunday, July 3, at 10 a.m. Although chairs will be available, please plan to bring your own chair.

July 4 Party in the Park and Car Show

The West Alexandria Celebration Committee will host the 11th annual July 4 Party in the Park and Car Show at Peace Park on July 4, from 1-7 p.m. The fireworks display will take place at approximately 10 p.m. at the Twin Valley South School grounds.

The car show will take place at Peace Park from 1-7 p.m. with entries at $10 per vehicle. We will have prizes for the top three Cars, top three trucks, top three motorcycles, top three tractors, Best of Show, and a People’s Choice “Carol Lunsford Award.”

We are accepting craft and baked-good vendors at $15 per booth, and food concession vendors for $35.

At 7 p.m. the Car, Truck and Bike Show winners will be announced.

At 9 p.m. the Lighted Parade will line-up at Salem Lutheran Church. Decorate your bike, wagon, car, truck, motorcycle, golf cart, yourself etc. All you need to do to participate is show up at the line-up place on time. If you want to participate in the lighted parade simply add some lights; rope lighting, Christmas lights, neon lights, etc.

At 9:30 p.m. the Lighted Parade will kick off.

At 10 p.m. fireworks will begin at Twin Valley Schools brought to you by the West Alexandria Celebration Committee. No entrance before 6 p.m., and only cars may be in parking spots for safety reasons. No blankets, chairs, standing in a parking spot. Bring lawn chairs and blankets and sit in the football practice field.


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.

Community Christian Church

A special southern gospel performance from Glory Way Quartet will take place during Sunday morning worship service at 10 a.m. on June 19. There is no cost or tickets for the concert, so come as you are and join us for a great time of worship this Father’s Day at 11 Dorsey Akers Drive. Church phone is 937-839-4988.

Mens’ Breakfast meets Saturdays at 9 a.m. All men are welcome.

Bible Study meets 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: 839-4988.

Church of the Brethren

The Annual Church Picnic will take place on Sunday, July 10. Join us for socially-distanced services on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in person, on 99.5 FM in the church parking lot at 22 E. Oak St., or live on the WACOB Facebook page.

Salem Lutheran Church

Salem Offices will be closed through 18. Bible Study groups will not meet during that week.

Salem Youth will be partnering with Next Step Ministries the week of June 26-July 2, in Elliott County, Kentucky, where they will be working construction on homes, doing landscaping, creating trails, and creating an outdoor worship area.

Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study meets Saturday, June 18, at 7:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. All men are welcome to attend.

Salem will be conducting a field trip on Saturday, July 12 to the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, KY. A luxury bus will depart the parking lot at 8a.m. and will return by 5 p.m. To reserve your seat at a group discount, email Mike at [email protected] or Pamela Canterbury at [email protected] by June 10.

Coups for Troops accepts your unwanted coupons to be sent to military commissaries overseas where they are accepted up to 2 months past expiration. Place them in the church library basket or contact Linda Wick. Please no local restaurants or pet supplies.

Sunday School takes place at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at 70 E. Dayton Street. Sunday services are live-streamed on YouTube at Salem Lutheran Church — West Alexandria.

June special offering will go to WACOCA.

By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria Correspondent

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