West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - For The Register-Herald

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Buz Miller, Rosalie Unger, Michael Cress, Shirley Webb, Tanya Oglesby, Roy Bowman, Marnita D.Sorrell, Amber Fogle, Amanda Heitzman, Tara Milliken, Brandon Peterson, Paige Holthaus, Rob Turpin, Rebeccah Koeller Suggs, Wendy Karns Malone, Kara Johnson, Emma Holthaus, Taylor Shelton, Jake Beneke, Lindsay Hager, Melissa Johnson, Justin Collins, Dan Detter, Sr., Ashley Clymer Frei, Doug Crowe, Donna Sauer, Emily Linsley, in memory of Melissa Ulrich,

Anniversaries this week: Tyler and Kelsey Lee, Greg and Jodi Stacy, Mason and Anna Kuykendoll,

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Spring Fling Craft Show

The West Alexandria Celebration Committee will host Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and a Spring Fling Craft Show, Saturday, March 24 at the TVS Elementary School, 100 Education Drive. Breakfast is 9-10a.m. offering a choice of French Toast Sticks or Biscuit with gravy, milk or juice and coffee. Breakfast tickets are pre-sale only, Children $4 and Adults, $5. Purchase Breakfast tickets at the Pin-Up Beauty Shoppe, 50 W. Second Street, or contact any Celebration Committee Member. Contact Carol Lunsford, 839-4085, for additional information.

The Spring Fling Craft Show runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the school. Funds raised by this event help to pay for July 4 fireworks and gifts given to children at Santa Villa each December.

Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt

The Kiwanis Club is sponsoring their annual Easter Egg Hunt, which is open to the public, on Saturday, March 31 at 2p.m. in the WABO park on Western Drive. There will be prize eggs for each age group. Groups are; Walking to Three years, Four to Eight years of age, and Nine to Twelve years of age. The Coterie Club will be holding a raffle for two Easter Baskets, one for a boy and one for a girl, starting at 1 p.m. at the WABO park. Kiwanis Club meets twice a month and is accepting new members. Contact Carol Lunsford for more information by calling 839-4085.

Twin Creek Tea Room

A Taste of the Tea Room, April 12, from 6-9 p.m. will host Amber from Rosebud Ranch and Garden Products. Come sample their natural seasonings produced in Covington Ohio, and sold nation wide. Enjoy dinner, style show, demos, sampling, shopping and visiting. RSVP required and limited to the first 40 guests. Call 839-5094 for additional information.

American Legion

SAL Fish Fry, April 21, 5-7 p.m. is open to the public.

The Senior Fun Bunch meets every Thursday from 1-4p.m. for music and dancing.

Euchre and Ladies Night every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. with a 50/50 raffle at James E. Ryan, Post 322, 1477 Ohio 503 S.

Rod and Gun Club

The Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club is sponsoring its annual Turkey Shoots each Sunday at 1 p.m. through the end of April. This event is open to the public and we hope to see a nice crowd.

S&S P&P 4-H

Spic’n Span Pots’n Pans 4-H Club, established in 1970, is now meeting every Monday at 4 p.m., in the Salem Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. We welcome new members! Cloverbuds include activities for children ages 5-8, and 4-H members must be at least 8 years old or in the third grade to compete in the Junior Fair. We complete several community projects throughout the year. Contact Carol Lunsford, Founder and Head Advisor, at 937-839-4085.

Good News Club

The Good News Club, for students in grades K-5, meets at Twin Valley South Middle school every Tuesday when there is school, from 3:30-5 p.m. in Mrs. Coffman’s room. For more information contact Wayne or Linda Cook at 937-336-9500.


The Foodbank is open from 10 a.m. to noon 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.

St. John Church

A Maundy Thursday Service will take place March 29 with a Soup Supper at 6 p.m. and Communion at 6:30 p.m. at 20 E. South Street.

Our Mission for March is Domestic Abuse Shelter at the YWCA in Dayton.

St. John provides meals for the Homeless Shelter the first and last Thursday of each month.

Salem Lutheran Church

A Maundy Thursday service will include Holy Communion on March 29 at 7 p.m..

A Good Friday service will be held on March 30 at 7 p.m.

Easter Sunday, April 1, schedule includes: 7:30 a.m. -Sunrise service, 8 a.m. -Breakfast, 9 a.m.- Egg Hunt, 9:15 a.m. -Children’s Choir, 9:30 a.m. -Sunday School, and 10:30 a.m. -Worship.

Social Outings of Salem will have their Spring Progressive Dinner starting at 4:30 p.m. on April 21. Sign up on the S.O.S. bulletin board and indicate if you would like to host a stop.

The Men of Salem invite you to join them for the next seven months discussing what it means to be a Christian man in today’s society. We’ll be using the book “7 Men” by Eric Metaxas. The Men meet every third Saturday at 7:30 a.m. for Breakfast, prayer and spiritual discussion in the Fellowship Hall.

Our Health Ministry takes place every fourth Sunday, offering blood pressure screenings in the church offices after church. Participants will receive a log with follow-up recommendations and lifestyle modification recommendations. Additional information on BP and strokes available. Contact Rhonda Wright or Vickie Unger for more information.

Coups for Troops accepts unwanted grocery coupons, up to two months expired, for troops overseas to use in the Commissaries. A basket is located in the Church Library.

Pastor Dan Mershon will conduct a Worship service at Vancrest of Eaton one Sunday per month.

Salem provides a meal for the Homeless Shelter in Eaton the fourth Monday of every month.

By Mary Lunsford

For The Register-Herald