West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - For The Register-Herald

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Claire Sebald, Susie Evans, Kaylee Johnson, Jason Sarver, Scarlett Studebaker, Alex Beneke, Sue Combs, Tyler Thuma, Kasen Cole, Maddyn Davis, Megan Unger, Susan Ackerman, Jane Mowell, Lisa Crowe, Rob Lee, Travis Angel, Evelyn Aber Strong, in memory of Josephine Roselius, Jerry Hardesty, and Emilie Schmidt

Anniversaries this week: Carl and Kathi Petelle, Jim and Tina Wagers, Steve and Cathy Snyder

American Legion

Rock the Juke Box including a 50/50 raffle on Friday, May 19, from 8 p.m.-12a.m.

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

Euchre and Ladies Night every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. with a 50/50 raffle at James E. Ryan, Post 322, 1477 Ohio 503 S.

Get your foursome together for the SAL Golf Tourney to take place Sunday, May 21.

MS Walk

A Multiple Sclerosis Walk will be held Saturday, May 13, at Peace Park, on U.S. 35, with registration at 10 a.m. and walk beginning at 11 a.m.. Concert in the Park begins at noon with Kelly Crank, and at 1 p.m. we will be featuring Ashley Taylor. Food is available and raffle includes wonderful items, also starting at noon. All ages are encouraged to walk and raise support and awareness for the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Preble County, Ohio Valley Chapter. Come, sign up your team of walkers. To help, donate items for raffle or for more information, contact Tanya Oglesby, Local Organizer, at 937-533-7743.

BBQ Chicken and Pork Chops

The WA Celebration Committee is sponsoring their semi-annual BBQ Dinners on Sunday, May 21. Half chicken dinner costs $7 and a 3/4lb. Pork Chop Dinner costs $8, prepared by Hog Wold Smokehouse Ribs. Pick up dinners beside Subway on N. Main St. between 11a.m. and 1p.m.. Order dinners by May 17 to ensure your dinner. Mail orders to: Celebration Committee c/o Michelle Laughlin, 41 W. Second St. W. Alexandria, OH 45381 or drop off orders at The Pin Up Shoppe, 50 W. Second St. Phone orders to Carol Lunsford at 839-4085. Thank you or your support! The WA Celebration Committee provides fireworks for July 4 and new toys for Santa Villa.


Every Thursday evening doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo calling starts at 6 p.m. at 25 E. Dayton Street. Come early, get a good seat and start your luck with some pull-offs! All proceeds benefit the West Alexandria Firefighters Association and Department.

Farmer’s Market

Beginning May 25, come and support the WA Celebration Committee’s weekly Farmers’ Market every Thursday from 5-8 p.m., through the end of August. We showcase local food and produce vendors, local entertainment and independent consultants, including but not limited to Avon and Tupperware, and many local crafters who offer incredible deals! Space still available if you wish to be a vendor. We offer live music, hot food, cold beverages, free parking and have public restrooms. Community Cookbooks are available at the Farmer’s Market and the Pin Up Shoppe at 50 W. Second Street. These hard-bound, three-ring cookbooks lie flat, while open, for your convenience and contain 600 recipes submitted by our residents! These make great gifts! Money raised is used by the Celebration Committee to provide the community with fireworks for July 4, and new toys for Santa Villa. Contact Carol Lunsford at 839-4085 for questions or to reserve your space.


The Foodbank served 53 families during April. This includes 24 seniors, 68 children and totals 182 individuals. Needs are tuna, pancake syrup, shampoo and toothpaste. 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

An All Saints Walk will take place, beginning at 5p.m. in the church parking lot, Sunday, May 28. We should return by 7 p.m. We will walk to different cemeteries and return for a Cook-out afterwards.

Social Outings of Salem, S.O.S., is hosting a Progressive Dinner, May 20 beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Middle School Ministry meets Sunday evenings from 7-8:15 p.m. in the church lounge for any middle school-aged students!

Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study will meet Saturday, May 20 at 7:30 a.m. for Breakfast, Bible Study and Fellowship.

Don’t forget your unused coupons to be sent to our troops overseas! Commissaries honor coupons up to two months expired. Collection basket is in the church library.

St. John Church

We are accepting empty pill bottles without labels for Matthew 25 Mission Projects, and accepting clean, used shoes for Well of Hope.

We will supply a meal at the Homeless Shelter on June 1.

By Mary Lunsford

For The Register-Herald