WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Darrell Bitner, Jennifer Buchanan, Katie Buchanan, Bennet Suchland, Glen Byrd, Megan Somers, Mosley Ann Bassler, Charlotte Smith, Nancy Rosell, Justin Benton, Nathan Holthaus, Dave Eury, Kim Johnson, Hank Habekost, Aiden Menzies, Debra Milby, Steve Snyder, Ethan Bowermaster, Lori Clark, Michael Meyers, Carter Haines, Brynlee Unger, Helen Voge,
Anniversaries this week: Zach and Justine Rossman, Rob and Paula Durkle, Bill and Helen Voge, Kathleen and Matt King, Ralf and Cary Mohr, Jack and Diane Walker, Jim and Julia Jones, Lance and Jandee Mowell
New Chief of Police
Congratulations to Anthony Gasper, who was sworn in as West Alexandria’s Chief of Police by Mayor Lunsford at the June 19 council meeting.
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. 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.
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 2 p.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 9 p.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 10 p.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 Worship Service
Sunday, July 2, there will be a Community Worship Service at 10a.m. in Peace Park, sponsored by WACOCA . Pastor Dan Mershon 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.
The Foodbank served 53 families during May. This includes 23 seniors, 64 children and totals 184 individuals. Items needed are ramen noodles, pancake mix, syrup, shampoo and toothpaste. Fresh garden produce is also being accepted. The Foodbank is open from 10a.m. to 12p.m. 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.