West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - West Alexandria Correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Hannah Pemberton, Kristin Ehler, Jared King, Tim Hoffman, David Jones, Charlene Pinney, Susanna Evans, Travis Angel, Evelyn Strong, Lorene Halsey, Mara Bassler, Suzanne Rivers, Sandy Chapman, Kim Fergus, Richard Campbell, Claire Sebald, Mathew Cornett, Kaylee Johnson, Kaleb Cornett, Kasen Cole, Jason Sarver, Janet Eby, Bryan Worley, Michael Stacy, Brenda Kinder, Sue Combs, Maddyn Davis, Megan Unger, Susan Ackerman, Jandee Mowell, in memory of Jo Roselius

Anniversaries this week: Ryan and Taylor Shelton, Carl and Kathi Petelle, Howard and Emily Hale, Steve and Cathy Snyder

American Legion

Steak Fry is Saturday, May 11, from 5-7 p.m.

Rock the Jukebox Friday, May 17, at 7 p.m. with a Mexican carry-in meal and specialty margaritas.

Memorial Day Service, Sunday, May 26, will be starting at 8 a.m. with a 21 gun salute at the cemeteries as scheduled. Wreath/Deck ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at the American Legion Hall. Memorial Day Service at Fairview begins at 2 p.m. with lunch and fellowship following at 3 p.m. at Post 322. Order of Cemeteries: Salem Lutheran Church, Sugar Hill, Sugar Grove, Shiloh, Enterprise, Twin Valley, Wheatville and Preble Memory Gardens.

Euchre and Ladies Night every Wednesday evening. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and Euchre starts at 7 p.m. with a 50/50 raffle.

Sr. Fun Bunch meets every Thursday from 1-4 p.m. for music and dancing, at 1477 Ohio 503 South.

SAL Golf Tourney: get your foursome registered for Sunday, May 19, at Highland Golf Course in Indiana at $200 per team.

Smoked Chicken or BBQ Pork Chop Dinners

The West Alexandria Celebration Committee is selling smoked chicken or bbq pork chop dinners on Sunday, May 19, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 73 N. Main Street, next to Subway. All funds raised will be used to help pay for toys purchased for Santa Villa and the July 4 fireworks. Food prepared by Hog Wild Smokehouse Ribs. Half a smoked chicken with dinner roll, applesauce and choice of green beans or baked beans is $7. A 3/4lb. smoked pork chop with dinner roll, applesauce and choice of green beans or baked beans is $8. Orders need to be placed by May 13, to ensure you get a dinner. Any extra meals are sold on a first-come first-serve basis. Orders may be called into Carol Lunsford at 839-4085 with your order, name and phone number.

Downtown Saturday Nights

The West Alexandria Celebration Committee is sponsoring Downtown Saturday Nights the third Saturday of each month, starting May 18, from 5-9 p.m.. There will be vendors set up in the parking lot across from the Town Hall, and we encourage everyone to visit the businesses in town, as well. These Downtown Saturday Nights will continue every third Saturday through October from 5-9 p.m. There will be no Farmers Markets this season.

Town-Wide Community Garage Sale Days

The West Alexandria Celebration Committee is sponsoring Town-Wide Community Garage Sale Days from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. June 6, 7, and 8, in the village. No garage sale permits are needed during these dates. Feel free to post your address on the Facebook event if you are having a garage sale. There will be two more town-wide community garage sale days held the first full weekends in August and October as well.


The West Alexandria Fire Deptartment’s BINGO is held every Thursday. Doors open at 5 p.m. with open seating; no RSVP, just first come, first served. Early bird games start at 6 p.m. to help those coming after work. Kid-friendly atmosphere, but all players must be 18 or over. We have several progressive games going on at 25 E. Dayton Street.

St. John Church

We collected $255 for Church World Services in April. Our Mission for May is Holy Joe’s Cafe.

We supply a meal to the Homeless Shelter the first and last Thursday of each month.

Church of the Brethren

Free Community Meals are held the first Wednesday of every month; next on June 5, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, 22 East Oak St. ,West Alexandria.

Salem Lutheran Church

The annual Mother Daughter Banquet is scheduled for Friday, May 10, at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Ticket prices are: children $4.25, adults $8.25 with a catered meal by Charlotte’s Banquet Center.

Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study meets every third Saturday at 7:30a.m. in the Fellowship Hall; next on May 18.

The Health Ministry will do blood pressure screenings the fourth Sunday of each month, next on May 26. Participants will receive a blood pressure log with follow-up recommendations. Information on blood pressure and strokes is also available.

Coups for Troops is accepting your unwanted and recently expired coupons in the church library. Coupons up to two months expired are accepted at overseas military commissaries.

We supply a meal for the Homeless Shelter the last Monday of each month.

By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria Correspondent