West Alexandria news

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Bill Kastens, Donnie French, Everett Karl Lee, Cathy Snyder, Joe Wall, Ray Buchanan, Jasmine Hoskins, Sophia Naudascher, Joyce Tuthill, Shirley Lindloff, Donna Beneke, Matthew Lunsford, Jillian Overmyer, Teresa Wysong, Kelsey Creech, Sean Pierce, Jennifer Dawson, Sherri Bostic, Ashton Beneke, Kylie Moore, Darla McLaughlin, Gentry Gates, Chris Dawson, Elliott Voge, Amanda Byrd, Amelia Wharton, Bonnie Holthaus, Joshua Spencer, in memory of Don McCoy.

Anniversaries this week: Richard and Phyllis Miller, Dan and Paula Bassler, Debbie and Taylor Smith, Sean and Leslie Bassler


The West Alexandria Fire Dept. bingo will begin on Thursdays, starting Sept. 7 with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and bingo beginning at 6:30 p.m. This is an earlier start so make sure to mark your calendars! Earlybird games start at 6:30 p.m. to help out those coming after work to have a little extra time. Kid-friendly atmosphere, but all players must be 18 or over, at 25 E. Dayton Street.

American Legion Post 322

Sr. Fun Bunch meets Thursdays from 1-4 p.m.

Ladies Night and Euchre take place every Wednesday at 7 p.m., $5 entry as well as a 50/50 raffle.

SAL Golf Tournament will tee off at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. Sign up in the Canteen.

BBQ Chicken or Pork Chop Dinners

The WA Celebration Committee is selling smoked chicken for $7 or pork chop dinners for $8 for carry-out at the WA Police Department on Ohio 503 N. on Sunday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reserve your dinners by contacting Michelle Laughlin at the WA Library or Carol Lunsford at 839-4085. Proceeds support the community with fireworks for July 4 and new toys for Santa Villa.

Kiwanis Oktoberfest

Kiwanis Oktoberfest is seeking vendors for the Oct. 14 and 15 event in Peace Park. This year we will be serving beer, and we will have 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. demonstrations with seven K-9 dog units. Therefore, we can not allow any dogs or pets on the grounds throughout the Oktoberfest this year. Golf carts are not permitted on park grounds, but can be parked on the street or lots.

St. John Lutheran, Ingomar

Join us for our annual ice cream social on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The women of the church will be serving their delicious homemade chicken and noodles, hot sandwiches, salads, and desserts including several flavors of homemade ice cream! There will also be a bazaar table with handmade items to purchase. All proceeds from the the social will be donated to the Preble County Success Program and Preble County Veteran’s Services. The church is handicap accessible and air-conditioned, located at 2139 Enterprise Rd.

Church of the Brethren

The next free community meal will be Wednesday, Sept. 6 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, 22 E. Oak Street.

Salem Lutheran Church

Junior Lutherans, for children ages 3 in preschool through 6th grade, will begin Wednesday, Sept. 13 with a meal at 6 p.m. and program at 6:30p.m.

Chancel and bell choir practices will resume Wednesday, September 6.

The church will have a float in the Pork Festival parade, Saturday, Sept. 16, in honor of our 200-year anniversary.

The Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study will meet Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

We need volunteers for Days for Girls on Wednesday, Aug. 30. If you can trace, cut, iron or sew, your talents will be a true blessing for this worthy cause. For further information contact Brenda Wright.

Middle School Ministry meets Sunday evenings at 7 p.m.

Adult Bible study meets Thursdays at 7 p.m., studying the book of Revelation.

Special Offering for September will go to Adopt-a-Family.

By Mary Lunsford

For The Register-Herald