WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Kara Mackie, Laini Unger Ferriell, The Rev. Dan Snider, Rhonda Blankenship, Darlene Bassler, Jennifer Fitzwater, Brenda Wright, Jeremy Mohr, Daren Ulrich Maalouf, Maci Arndts, Anna Beneke, Zayne Morris, Rodney Good, Randy Haines, Mike Ehler, Brandy Parizek, Annilou Belvo, Jennifer Napier
Anniversaries this week: Mike and Abbie Steele,
2017 Oktoberfest Queen, Court
Audrey Chesney was crowned 2017 Oktoberfest Queen at the fiftieth Kiwanis Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct.14 in Peace Park. Congratulations to Audrey who is a senior at TVS High School and is active in NHS, FCCLA, SADD, is an officer on student council, active in 4-H, varsity volleyball, Science Olympiad and maintains a 4.0 GPA. She also is in her fourteenth year at Margaret Leiber School of Dance, is active in Salem Lutheran Church youth group and handbell choir, and is a part of the Haiti Mission Team. First runner up was Erin Tebbe, a Junior at TVS HS, and second runner up was Kelsie Shafer, a Senior at TVS HS. Also in the pageant were Lindsay Hager, a Senior and Liberty Chesney a Freshman. Sponsors of cash prizes were Roselius Insurance Agency, Twin Valley Bank and Lawn Plus. Alpha Kappa Sorority sponsors the Oktoberfest Queen and Mr. and Miss pageants each year. Pictures are available on Facebook at: oktoberfest miss & mr. pageant.
Miss and Mr. Oktoberfest Pageant Winners
On Saturday, October 14, Alpha Kappa Sorority hosted their second annual Oktoberfest Miss and Mr. Pageant at the fiftieth annual Kiwanis Oktoberfest at Peace Park. All contestants were interviewed prior to the judging in the following categories: appearance, stage presence, poise and overall presentation. Each entrant received a t-shirt and the winners received a sash, crown and cash prize, as well as some special prizes. Winners of the Alpha Kappa Sorority Miss and Mr. Oktoberfest Contest are: Baby Miss Clara Holt, Baby Mr. Elijah Wackerman, Tiny Miss Lizabeth Sanford, Tiny Mr. Cody Booso, Little Miss Kylie Spence, Young Miss Adelyn Burkett, Preteen Miss Jordan Ritchie, Teen Miss Brianna Tuttle, Teen Mr. Wally Mitchell, Junior Miss Lauren Cole. Special Awards: Mr. Dapper Elijah Wackerman, Winningest Smile Allie DeLong, Winningest Smile Kennedy Bishop, Magnetic Personality Wally Mitchell, Magnetic Personality Olivia Hoover.
Kiwanis Citizen of the Year, James Hurst
The Kiwanis Oktoberfest Citizen of the Year for 2017 is James Hurst. James is 100 years young, a WWII veteran, and a former Mayor and council member of West Alexandria. James received a plaque honoring him as Citizen of the Year with a Proclamation made by Mayor, Carol Lunsford at the fiftieth Oktoberfest in Peace Park.
John Beaulieu, Oktoberfest Grand Marshal
John the Bman Beaulieu from 104.7 WTUE was honored as the Grand Marshall at the fiftieth Oktoberfest Parade on Saturday, Oct. 14. John was honored with a plaque and a proclamation by Mayor Carol Lunsford, and then had the privilege of emceeing the Oktoberfest Queen pageant.
Eagle Scout Donation
Caleb Sinks, from Boy Scout troop 107, completed his Eagle Scout project by making four wooden picnic tables for Peace Park. He was awarded a proclamation by Mayor Carol Lunsford for his accomplishment and donation to the park, during the 50 year anniversary of the Oktoberfest, Saturday, October 14. Caleb is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sinks.
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 E. Dayton Street at 5:15 p.m. The Kiwanis Costume Contest will begin at 5:30 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 SAL Breakfast is Sunday, Nov. 5 from 8-11 a.m.
A Kids Halloween Party will be held Thursday, 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, 1477 Ohio 503 S.
Coterie Holiday Craft Auction
The Coterie will host their Annual Holiday Craft Auction Saturday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. at the American Legion Post 322 on Ohio 503 South. Doors open at 1:30p.m. and bidding starts at 2 p.m. Free door prizes donated by area businesses.
The West Alexandria Fire Dept. BINGO is held every Thursday with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and BINGO beginning at 6:30p .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 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.
Church of the Brethren
West Alexandria Church of the Brethren Annual Turkey Supper will be held Saturday, Nov. 11, from 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Costs: Adults $8, Children $3.50 (3-10yrs), and under 2 eat free. Eat in or drive through at 22 E. Oak St.
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.
Our mission for October is the Preble County Youth For Christ
Salem Lutheran Church
Senior Citizens BINGO Breakfast will be served on Saturday, Nov. 4. with doors opening at 8:30a.m. and BINGO beginning at 9:15a.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 3 in preschool through sixth grade, meet every Wednesday with a meal at 6p.m. and program at 6:30 p.m.
Adult Bible study meets each Wed. at 6:30 p.m. during Jr. Lutherans.
We will meet for our annual Rake and Run on Oct. 28 at 12:30p.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.
A Veteran’s Service and Soup Lunch will be held Sunday, Nov. 12. WW2 Veteran, Buzz Miller, will be sharing his experiences during the 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. You won’t want to miss this event, sponsored by the 200-year Church Anniversary Committee.