West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Sarah Pickerell, Rob Durkle, Jim Jones, Donele Rice, Paul Sauer, Amy Ehler, Bill Hamilton, Stanley Pemberton, David Anderson, Sheila Baker, Kailee Burkett, Mackenzie Overmyer, Braxtyn Parizek, Jude Ferriell, Julie Robbins, Nancy Worely, Brody Schmanske, Walid Maalouf, Joseph Evans, Kathleen King, Jason Woodard, Zoie Rivers, Marty Paek, Kari Parks, Mike Randolph, Cindy Harrison, Wendy White, Lucian Hurst, Pat Loxley, Jobe Hickey, Maggie Reckers, Jacob King, Zander Lamb, Kenny Hawley.

Anniversaries this week: Greg and Debbie Moore, Brad and Katie Schmanske, Bill and Shirley Kastens, Weston and Tiffany Bassler, Larry and Judy Corn, Kyle and Sarah Wick, Cory and Abbie Bassler, Arthur and Silvia King

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 for new toys and repairs at Santa Villa.

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 Class of 1958

Saturday, June 9, the class of 1958 will get together for lunch at noon, at Rob’s in Brookville. Contact Karen Buriff at 937-456-9523.

Community VBS

WACOCA Vacation Bible School will run June 19-23 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the First Brethren Church on W. Third Street. The theme will be Follywood and will help children to discern what they watch, listen to or play in their daily lives.

N. 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 5 p.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 200th 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 7-8:15 p.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

Sunday, June 18, at our 10 a.m. Worship is our Father’s Day Celebration and Ice Cream Fellowship Hour.

The Annual Church Picnic will be June 25 at 11 a.m. at the First Brethren Church Shelter on Ohio 503 S.

We will be providing a meal to the Homeless Shelter on June 29.

St. John donated $265 to Holy Joe’s Cafe in May.

We are accepting empty pill bottles with labels removed for the Matthew 25 Project. We are accepting clean, used shoes for Well of Hope, and new ir used Christian devotionals for our Prison Ministry.

Youth meet every Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m. at St. John Church, 20 South street.

On Pentecost and Confirmation Sunday, June 4, the following confirmands were honored: Gage Miller, Tyler Miller, Mikal Pemberton and Gabrielle Dawkins.

By Mary Lunsford