West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - For The Register-Herald

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Lisa Clark, Bobby Napier, John DeVilbiss, Bud Robbins, Lowell Beshears, Bernard Pos, Sewell Day, Joe Ferriell, Katie Schmanske, Tyler Lee, Roy Kouts, Emma Leeper, Hannah Leeper, Beth Meyer, Kristen Ley, Sarah Randolph, Lindsay Harris, Sharon Helriggle, Carl Habekost.

Anniversaries this week: Mike and Abbie Steele, Shawn and Emily Dougherty, Rex and Teresa Wysong

American Legion

Memorial Services begin May 28, with breakfast at 7 a.m. At 8 a.m. we leave for cemeteries, at 11 a.m. is the Deck Ceremony, and at 2 p.m. services will be held at Fairview Cemetery on Ohio 503 South.

The Legion will be open from 12-6 p.m. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.

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.


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

Farmer’s markets have begun! 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.

Community Garage Sales

West Alexandria Community Garage Sales will run June 5-7. No permits are needed during this period.

Lanier Alumni Banquet

The Lanier Alumni Banquet will be held at the Twin Valley South High School Commons, 100 Education Drive, on Saturday, June 10 with Social Hour at 4:30p.m. and Dinner at 6 p.m. Cost of the meal is $20 per person and anyone that attended Lanier is invited. Reservations required before June 6. For tickets, contact Ann Sudwischer Cooper at 839-5397, June Eby Souleyrette at 839-5459, George Suggs at 456-5162. A stamped envelope with check or money order can be mailed to: Ann Sudwischer Cooper, 2084 Enterprise Rd. W. Alexandria, OH 45381.

WA/TVS Alumni Banquet

Saturday, June 3, the West Alexandria and Twin Valley South Alumni will have met for 129 years! Doors will open at 4:15 p.m. at the Twin Valley South High School. Social Gathering is from 4:30-6 p.m. The Banquet and Program begin at 6 p.m. and tickets are $16. All ticket reservations are due by May 29. Tickets are available at Roselius Insurance Agency, Twin Valley Bank, LCNB and the Pin-Up Shoppe in town. For more information, contact Carol Lunsford at 937-839-4085 or Curtis Early at 937-839-4017.

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.

Middle School Ministry meets Sunday evenings from 7-8:15 p.m. in the Church Lounge for any Middle School-aged students!

St. John Church

St. John Church is 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 to the Homeless Shelter on June 1.

By Mary Lunsford

For The Register-Herald