West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - For The Register-Herald

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Amy Permberton, Sue Sewell, Matthew Wentlender, Judy Looker, Kristen Koeller, Garth Hines, Maddie Johnson, Lindley Johnson, Jamie Day, Brad Shafer, Mikayla Pressly, Addison Campbell, Jacob Unger, Owen Dennison, Kyle Wick, Alyssa Wysong, Kupur Weber, Anna Elizabeth Maalouf, Jesse Dawson, Michelle Johnson, William Buttery III, Nolan Hale, Stella Cornett, Mark Latvala, Karen Studebaker, Jesse Woods, in memory of Barb Ulrich

Anniversaries this week: Brad and Melissa Davis, Bill and Jerri Cochran, Roger and Rebekah Voge, Brad and Kelli Wright, Brandon and Emily Howard, Ralph and Joyce Combs, Roy and Anita Kouts, James and Heather Pemberton, Dustin and Amanda Bassler, Walid and Karen Maalouf, in memory of Clarence and Barbara Ulrich

Ole Fashioned Jamboree

Come to the West Alexandria Ole Fashioned Jamboree this Friday, June 23 from 4-11p.m. and Saturday, June 24 from 2-11 p.m.! Arrive at Peace Park for rides, food, games and more! Wrist Band Special Vouchers will be pre-sold for $10 at the Farmers Markets on Thursday afternoons, The Pin Up Shoppe on Second Street, or from any Celebration Committee member. Wrist bands will be $15 during the Jamboree and are good from 4-10 p.m. on Friday and 3-10p.m. on Saturday. All your festival favorites will be there, such as funnel cakes, fresh cut fries, cotton candy, candied or caramel apples, lemon shake-ups, snow cones, popcorn, walking tacos, nachos, pulled-pork, ribs and smoked chops! Come enjoy the day and support your community. Funds raised will contribute to the July 4 Fireworks and provide for new toys and repairs at Santa Villa, sponsored by the West Alexandria Celebration Committee.

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, independent consultants, including but not limited to Avon and Tupperware, and many local crafters who offer incredible deals! Space is 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. Funds also will be used for needed repairs at Santa Villa. Contact Carol Lunsford at 839-4085 for additional information or to reserve your space.

American Legion

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.

Family Fun Day is Sunday, August 6 at James E. Ryan, Post 322, 1477 Ohio 503 South.

July 4 Celebration in the Park

The WA Celebration Committee is sponsoring their annual July 4 Celebration in the Park at Peace Park, beginning at 2p.m. with food vendors, music, games, contests and prizes! The Big Bang Boom Car Show runs from 4-7 p.m. If you want to participate in the parade, simply add some lights to your bike, golf cart or any vehicle and line up for the Lighted Parade at 9p.m. in the Salem Lutheran Church parking lot. The parade route will end at the TVS School parking lot at 9:30 p.m. The Sensational Fireworks Display will begin at 10p.m. at the Twin Valley South School parking lot. Pull up to the football practice field with folding chairs or blankets, bring some friends and enjoy the show!

Big Bang Boom! Cruise-in Car and Bike Show

The July 4 Big Bang Boom! Cruise-in Car and Bike Show runs from 4-7 p.m. as part of the WA Celebration Committee July 4 Celebration in the Park held in Peace Park. Registration fee is $10. Prize money to be awarded. Entries are available on site, at The Pin Up Shoppe or at the Farmers’ Market in Peace Park each Thursday evening. For additional info. contact Carol Lunsford by calling 937-839-4085, or Michelle Laughlin at the WA Library.

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.

Community Worship Service

Sunday, July 2, there will be a Community Worship Service at 10 a.m. in Peace Park, sponsored by WACOCA . Pastor Dan Mershon of Salem Lutheran Church will deliver the message and the Rev. Mark Moore will lead Worship. There will be a combined community choir which will rehearse before the service, directed by Kris Baker. Marilyn Bassler will provide accompaniment for the hymns. The offering will go to the Local Needs Funds. In case of inclement weather, the service will be moved inside of the Salem Lutheran Church Sanctuary. After the service, a free luncheon will be provided by the Salem Lutheran Church in celebration of its 200 year anniversary. The meal will be held in the Fellowship Hall and is open to all attending the service.

Salem Lutheran Church

Salem members will provide a free luncheon on July 2 after the 10 a.m. Community Service in celebration of its 200 year anniversary. The meal will be held in the Fellowship Hall and is open to all attending the service.

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

Coups for Troops is accepting your unwanted coupons, up to two months expired, to send to our Troops overseas where the commissaries accept them. There is a designated basket in the church library.

St. John Church

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.

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 or used Christian devotionals for our Prison Ministry.

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

By Mary Lunsford

For The Register-Herald