West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - West Alexandria Correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Jane Marshall, Jordan Rivers, Macey Wells, Taylor Smith, Steve Bitner, Ben Bitner, Ryan Studebaker, Jody Guehring, Ralf Mohr, Dresden Bassler, Reagan Beneke, Sharon Cooper Bailey, Dan Deeter Jr., Hazel Brown, Andrea Elliott, James Painter, Haleigh Wysong, Mandy Arnett, Bill Cochran, Diane Walker, Mary Jane Seim, Jessica Dudas, Lois Welsh, Beth Slaman, Erica Keener, Larry Justice, Kate Parris, Tiffany Chorazewitz, Andrew McKinney, Joni King Bradley, Alicia Hake.

Anniversaries this week: The Rev. Dan and Joan Snider, Keegan and Jerica Holthaus, Chris and Haylee Petelle, Douglas and Debbie Schmidt, Darrell and Christine Bitner, Zach and Macey Wells, Jeff and JoEllen Hickey.

WA Firehouse BINGO

Bingo is back. Start time is 6 p.m. every Thursday for the Early Bird games. We have several progressive games we play throughout the season. Doors open at 5 p.m. open seating, no RSVP on seating, first come first serve. Help spread the word, higher number of attendees, higher pay out bracket. Light snack bar with drinks available for purchase at 25 E. Dayton St.

American Legion

The next Fish Fry is Saturday, Oct. 19 from 5-7 p.m. and includes a 50/50 raffle.

Euchre and Ladies Night every Wednesday evening. Doors open at 6:30 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.

Turkey Shoot, TVRGC

Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club is sponsoring a Turkey Shoot at 1 p.m. on Sundays beginning Sept. 29, continuing on Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Nov. 3, 10, and 17. 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. 19 from 9 a.m. to 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 required 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.

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. Oct. 3, 4, and 5 in the village. No garage sale permits are needed during the Town-Wide Garage Sale dates. Feel free to post your address on this Facebook event if you are having a garage sale.

AKS Oktoberfest Miss & Mr. Pageant

Alpha Kappa Sorority has been serving West Alexandria since 1941 as a philanthropic organization. We strive to provide a service to our community and surrounding areas by donating to families and students during the holidays and throughout the year. We provide two scholarships for our Seniors attending Twin Valley South Schools. We help sponsor the Oktoberfest Queen Contest at the local Oktoberfest, annually. In addition, we make many contributions to our school, community and other organizations such as the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation each year. Applications for the 2019 Oktoberfest Queen contest will be available at the Twin Valley South High School office.

Our fourth annual Oktoberfest Miss & Mr. Pageant is open to boys and girls ages 12 months through eighth grade. This is a non-profit fundraiser that will be held at the 52nd annual West Alexandria Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 12-13. Applications for the pageant can be found on facebook, and if you have any questions or comments contact Bevin Hager, AKS Pageant Committee Chairperson, by messaging Alpha Kappa Sorority West Alexandria on Facebook.

Kiwanis Oktoberfest

The 52nd Kiwanis Oktoberfest Fall Arts and Crafts Festival will be held at Peace Park in West Alexandria, on Oct. 12 and 13. The 5K and 10K Scarecrow Scamper run will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12. Registration and information for the 5k and 10k run can be found online at West Alexandria Oktoberfest Scarecrow Scamper 5k/10k. The Oktoberfest parade will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, followed by the opening ceremonies, the crowning of the new Oktoberfest Queen and the Oktoberfest Miss and Mr. Pageant. An antique car covered bridge run will take place at noon on Sunday, Oct. 13. In addition to arts and crafts, there is a great variety of food and a beer garden. Visit our website at: www.kiwanisoktoberfest.org.


Current needs are pork and beans, peas, chicken noodle soup, and tomato soup. 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 937-839-1615 for additional information. Non-perishable donations can also be dropped off at Salem and St. John Lutheran Churches the first Sunday of each month.

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By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria Correspondent