West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - West Alexandria Correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Jesse Woods, Jenny Buchanan, Bennett Suchland, Darrell Bitner, Mosley Bassler, Glen Byrd, Emmett Byrd, Kim Johnson, Nancy Rosell, Mikayla Pressly, Jennifer Guehring, Rodney Creech, Jennifer Harris, Steve Snyder, Gary Snowden, George Henry, Alyssa Wysong, Hank Habekost, Aiden Menzies, Debra Milby, Michael Meyers.

Anniversaries this week: Matt and Kathleen King, Rob and Paula Durkle, Bill and Helen Voge, Jim and Julia Jones, Lance and Jandee Mowell .

Quarter Auction

A Quarter Auction, sponsored by the West Alexandria Celebration Committee, will be held June 28 at the Fire Department, 25 E. Dayton Street. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the auction runs from 7-9p.m. Paddles are $1 each or donate one new toy, book, new pair of gloves or hat for Santa Villa. All money raised will be used to pay for July 4 fireworks and items for Santa Villa. We will be using tickets this time instead of quarters. Each ticket purchased will equal one quarter. Participants will purchase tickets when they pay for their paddles. Participants will then write the number of their paddle on the ticket and place that in each round instead of a quarter. This will help us not have numerous rounds of “no bid” as every person whose number is in for that item will have bid.

July 4 Community Service

WACOCA is sponsoring its annual July 4 Community Church Service held outdoors in Peace Park at 10 a.m., on Sunday, June 30. Salem Lutheran Church will be providing the message and music for this event. There will be a meal and fellowship afterward in the Fellowship Hall. Salem Women of the church will prepare hot dogs, baked beans and drinks. Members of all participating congregations are asked to bring a salad or dessert to share. Come and honor God and Country with those in your community. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be conducted inside Salem Lutheran Church.

Downtown Saturday Nights

The West Alexandria Celebration Committee is sponsoring Downtown Saturday Nights the third Saturday of each month, next on July 20, 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.

Community VBS

All children, aged four up to those entering twelfth grade, are invited to join the WACOCA Community Vacation Bible School, “Drenched”, which will take place at Community Christian Church, 6-8:20 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 15-19. Area churches will be serving together for this community VBS. On Friday, there will be a picnic for all families and a night for the kids to show a bit of what they have learned. CCC is located at 11 Dorsey Akers Drive, and can be contacted by calling 839-4988.

Salem Lutheran Church

The Women of Salem invite you to attend our Summer Splash, Tuesday, July 16, at 6:30 p.m. for food and fellowship at 70 E. Dayton Street. RSVP no later than July 15 to the church, by calling 839-4210.

Salem LYO will serve on a Mission Trip to Memphis, Tennessee, July 14-21.

The Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study will meet Saturday, July 20, at 7:30 a.m.

By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria Correspondent