West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Diana Lindloff, Linda Moore, Cory Bassler, Rhonda Johnson, Tina Wagers, Pat Kincer, Jude Beneke, Thomas Joseph Maalouf, Andy Dawson, Taryn Haynes, Abbi Saul, Andy Fudge, Cooper Mohr, Terry Chapman Willy Dawson, Clara Meyers, Suzanne Cramer, Jackie Wellman Patty Perry, Jeff Rivers, in memory of Herman J.B. Unger.

Anniversaries this week: Skeeter and Shelley Dougherty, Fred and Becky Singer, Jan and Brenda Want, Bob and Carol Keener.

Trick or Treat Beggar’s Night

Beggar’s Night will be held on Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31. Come join the annual costume parade starting at LCNB Bank on East Dayton Street at 5:15 p.m. The Kiwanis Costume Contest will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the parking lot across from the Library, and Trick or Treating will be from 6-7:30 p.m.

American Legion Post 322

The next Fish Fry is Friday, Oct. 21.

The next SAL Breakfast is Sunday, Nov. 5, from 8-11 a.m.

Come enjoy live music, food, 50/50 and items to be raffled at the Mary Lou Ruby Revival Benefit, Saturday, Oct. 14, from 2 p.m. to midnight at the American Legion Post 322 on Ohio 503 S. All proceeds will go to Mary Lou. Held by the West Alexandria Ladies Auxiliary and Gratis Eagles Ladies Auxiliary.

A Kids Halloween Party will be held Thurs. Oct. 26, from 6-8 p.m. at the Legion, with costume parade, games, pizza and more. Sign up in the Canteen.

A Giving Thanks Carry-in Dinner will be held at the Legion with meat provided, on Monday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Sign-up in the Canteen.

Scarecrow Scamper 5K, 10K

The Scarecrow Scamper will take place Saturday, Oct. 14 at 8:30 a.m. before the Annual Oktoberfest parade and festivities begin. Twin Valley South Career-Based Intervention will host the 5K and 10K runs.

50th Anniversary of West Alexandria Oktoberfest

The Oktoberfest will be held Oct. 14 and 15 in Peace Park. New this year is a beer garden!

Were you an Oktoberfest Queen? If so, the Kiwanis would like for you to participate in the parade on Saturday Morning Oct. 14. Our new Oktoberfest Queen will be crowned on Saturday, October 14 after the opening ceremonies. If you were a former queen, if you know of one or how to get in touch with them, contact Wendy W. Chesney on Facebook.

Little Miss or Mr. Oktoberfest Pageant

AKS is hosting its second Annual Pageant for the Little Miss and Little Mr. Oktoberfest for children ages 12 months through eighth grade. Boys and girls registered will be interviewed Thursday, Oct. 12, at the American Legion on Ohio 503 S. Pageant will take place Oct. 14 at the West Alex Oktoberfest at 4p.m. Not limited to West Alex residents- anyone in these age groups can register. Prizes will be awarded. Please contact Bevin Hager at 937-207-8151 or email breneesdance@yahoo.com with questions.

AKS will crown the new Oktoberfest Queen on Saturday, Oct. 14 after the Oktoberfest opening ceremonies at Peace Park. She will receive a prize scholarship in addition to her bouquet and crown. She will represent the West Alexandria Oktoberfest at various local events in the year to come.

Come see us at our Alpha Kappa Sorority booth during the fiftieth Kiwanis Oktoberfest. We will be hosting children’s games, hair coloring, and will be selling candied nuts and our regular fresh nut orders, as well as AKS collectible West Alex buildings that we still have in stock ($5 each.) Nut orders are one pound bags of Pecans Halves, Pecan Pieces, whole Almonds, Walnuts and Salted Whole Cashews.

Kiwanis Oktoberfest Parade

The Kiwanis Oktoberfest Parade will kick off at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, to start this 50-year anniversary of the Kiwanis Oktoberfest in Peace Park, Oct. 14 and 15. There will be contests, prizes, games and food as always! 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 performing. Consequently, we can not allow any pets on the grounds throughout the Oktoberfest.


The West Alexandria Fire Dept. BINGO is held every Thursday with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and BINGO beginning at 6:30 p.m. Early bird 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.

Turkey Shoot, TVRGC

Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club is sponsoring a Turkey Shoot at 1 p.m. each Sunday starting Sept. 24 through the end of November. The public is welcome, and there is a lunch stand in the Clubhouse. Contact H.K. Steiner at 232-4504, Curtis Early at 533-3226 or Paul Price at 248-1083.

Youth Pheasant Hunt

Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club is sponsoring a Youth Pheasant Hunt at Ulrich’s Hunting Preserve on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. with complimentary lunch at noon for both sessions. Hunt is open to youth 12-18 years of age who have completed a Hunter Education Course. Proof of certification is required. The hunt is free but limited to 20 young participants with two rooster pheasant per hunt. Pre-registration is require by Oct. 14. Ulrich’s Hunting Preserve is located at 4964 Enterprise Road.

Contact Curtis Early, 533-3226, Paul Price at 248-1083 or H.K. Steiner at 232-4504 for more information.

St. John Lutheran Church, Ingomar

Women of the NALC are invited to the annual Salad and Dessert Night, Thursday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Special guests are the Salem Lutheran Haiti Team who will be presenting highlights and photos from their Haiti trip last year.

Calvary Baptist Church

Come to our Fall Revival with Evangelist Dr. John Hamblin taking place Oct. 15-18 at Calvary Baptist Church, 3613 Winston Lane. Call 839-1024 for more information.

St. John Church

The Fall Harvest Party and Hayride for all ages will take place Oct. 29 from 3-6 p.m. at 20 E. South St.

Salem Lutheran Church

Senior Citizens BINGO Breakfast will be served on Saturday, Nov. 4. with doors opening at 8:30 a.m. and BINGO beginning at 9:15 a.m. Join us for a hearty breakfast and enjoy BINGO with a variety of great prizes from local organizations and businesses. Reservations are required; contact Lindsey Watson at 937-733-6560.

Junior Lutherans, for children ages three and in preschool through sixth grade, meet every Wednesday with a meal at 6 p.m. and program at 6:30 p.m.

Adult Bible study meets each Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m. during Jr. Lutherans.

Salem’s Haiti team will have an annual pie and ice cream booth during the Oktoberfest Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14 and 15. Look for Salem’s 200-year anniversary float in the Oktoberfest parade!

Men’s Breakfast Bible Study meets Saturday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

We will meet for our annual Rake and Run on Oct. 28, at 12:30 p.m. Bring your rake to the church parking lot and come ready to Rake and Run!

There will be a dinner held Sunday, Oct. 29, in honor of the 500-yr. anniversary of the Reformation served immediately following the 10:30 a.m. worship service. This meal is sponsored by Salem’s 200-year church anniversary committee.

By Mary Lunsford