West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - For The Register-Herald

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Julie Watts, Ethen Wells, Rhonda Martin, Diane Hartwig, Tammy Combs Line, Pat Deeter, Aleda Smith, Noland Childers, Mike Studebaker.

Anniversaries this week: Jason and Lindsay Woodard, Jeff and Tracy Johnson

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 in Peace Park. 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 for sale at the Farmers’ Market. They lie flat while open for your convenience and contain 600 recipes submitted by our residents! All funds raised are used by the Celebration Committee to provide the community with fireworks for July 4, and new toys for Santa Villa in December. Contact Carol Lunsford at 839-4085 for additional information or to reserve your space.

WA Jamboree

Come to Peace Park June 16 and 17 for a Jamboree including rides, food and games with more details to follow! Funds will contribute to the July 4 Fireworks and provide new toys and repairs at Santa Villa.

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 6p.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 Karen Buriff at 937-456-9523. (Please leave a message if there is no answer to reserve a ticket that you may purchase at the door).

The Class of 58 will be having lunch at Rob’s in Brookville, Ohio, on Friday June 9 at noon. All are most welcome to join us if you are able to be in the area that long. Others who attended WAHS when we were there are also welcome. It will be helpful if you could call and leave a message with Karen Buriff at 937-456-9523 so we have an idea how many places we’ll need at the table. So Y’all come!

North American Wild Game Cook-Off

Spic’n Span Pots’n Pans 4-H Club is sponsoring another North American Wild Game Cook-off during the Preble County Fair on Sunday., July 30, at 6 p.m. Register by 5p.m. and begin setting up in the Toney Building. Only one entry permitted per class, but you may enter as many classes as desired. Classes are Big Game, which includes Whitetail Deer, Bear, Moose, Pronghorn, Caribou and Elk, Small Game, which includes squirrel, rabbit, raccoon, groundhog and beaver, Fish from any wild game fish, Bird from any wild game bird, and Exotic, which includes Turtle, Lynx, Armadillo, Frog Legs, Rattlesnake and Alligator. All game must be native to North America or have a hunting, trapping or fishing season in North America. Entries will be judged on taste and presentation requiring 70 percent of the dish to be comprised of the game animal or fish for the entry. Food will need to be cooked prior to arrival and kept warm and there must be enough for five samples. Prizes include $25 to each class winner and $100 to the Grand Champion. Entrants are required to pay their own entrance to the fairgrounds.

Salem Lutheran Church

Peace Park After Dark: Enjoy an All American Family Movie Night in Peace Park on Saturday, June 17, in celebration of the two-hundredth anniversary of Salem Lutheran Church. Bring your own chairs and snacks and dress in USA colors.

Salem Youth will volunteer at Bistro at Eagle’s Point in Eaton on June 10 from 7-11 a.m.

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

The Men’s Bible Study and Prayer Breakfast will meet Saturday, June 17, at 7:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall.

St. John Church

A new piano was dedicated in memory of Charles and Mary Washington during Sunday Worship service on May 21.

Join us for Pentecost and Confirmation Sunday on June 4.

We will be supplying a meal to the homeless shelter on June 1.

By Mary Lunsford

For The Register-Herald