WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Anna Beneke, Charlotte Nickell, Katelyn Wright, Kate Downs, Brandon Wright, Abbie Bassler, Brianna Gardner, Elbert Sorrell, Whitney Kreitzer, Tammy Hobbs, RaeAnne Caplinger, Pam Montgomery, Rebekah Voge, Alexandra Cornett, Libby Bowman, Mike Ehler, Brandy Parizek, Annilou Belvo, Joe Smith, Traci Marker.
Anniversaries this week: Mike and Abbie Steele, Adam and Amanda Beneke, Jim and Amy Pemberton.
Oktoberfest Queen and Court
The 2019 Oktoberfest Queen contest was coordinated by Alpha Kappa Sorority and held at Peace Park during the 52nd Kiwanis Oktoberfest on Oct. 12. Queen contestants were Maddie Henkes, Lauren Cole, Maddox Riegel, Hannah Colosky and Liberty Chesney. Miss Liberty Chesney was crowned the 2019 Oktoberfest Queen. Liberty is a sophomore at Twin Valley South and the daughter of Wendy Chesney. She is involved in Marching Band, Student Council and Dance. Miss Hannah Colosky was crowned First Runner-up. Hannah is a sophomore at Twin Valley South and the daughter of Richard Colosky. She is active in Wrestling, Track and Drama Club. Miss Maddie Henkes was crowned Second Runner-up. Maddie is a freshman at Twin Valley South and the daughter of Jonathan Henkes. She is active in Marching Band, 4-H and Student Council. Monetary prizes were provided by Roselius Insurance, Lawn Plus and Twin Valley Bank. Flowers, sashes and crowns were provided by AKS. Convertibles were donated and driven by Jenifer Overmyer, Joey Thompson, Alan Webb, and Larkin Cobb Chevrolet of Eaton driven by Claudia Hurst.
Oktoberfest Miss and Mr. Pageant Winners
Alpha Kappa Sorority sponsored their fourth annual Oktoberfest Miss & Mr. Pageant at the West Alexandria Oktoberfest in Peace Park. The contest was offered to girls and boys ages 12 months through eighth grade. Interviews were held at the West Alexandria American Legion on Sunday, September 29. Interviews were conducted by our three judges: Janet Bowers, Heather Guehring, and Kami Schooley. Participants were asked questions pertaining to their activities, likes and dislikes and given the opportunity to perform a talent. A total of 21 participants entered the contest at an entry fee of $20 per participant. All participants received a pageant t-shirt and goodie bag consisting of: Skyline Free Kids Meal, Wendy’s free frosty certificate, Bratt Tasties free ice cream voucher, Texas Roadhouse coin for free kids meal and bag of candy donated by Dan Utsinger. Winners in each category received a tiara, sash or fedora, and cash prize. The Junior Miss winner also received flowers. Winners were as follows: ages 12-24 months, Baby Miss – Samantha Shiprack; Baby Mr. – Anderson Lindsey; age 2-3 years Tiny Miss – Eisley Elliott; Tiny Mr. – Elijah Wackerman; 4-5 years, Little Miss – Callysta Watts; Kindergarten Mini Miss – Gloria Sasser; Mini Mr. – Jace Beneke; 1-3 grade, Young Miss – Peyton Eichman; 4-5 grade, Pre-Teen Miss – Aubrey Lindsey; grade 6-7, Teen Mr. – Aidan White; grade 8, Junior Miss – Gabrielle Gartrell. Special awards were as follows: Most Dapper: Anderson Lindsey; Best Overall Presentation: Callysta Watts; Showstopper Award: Haelee Smith; Best Personality Award: Elijah Wackerman; Most Poised Award: Aubrey Lindsey; Best Talent: Peyton Eichman. Special awards winners received a special gift basket or gift donated by one of our sponsors. In addition to the pageant, contestants were given the opportunity to ride on the Alpha Kappa Sorority float in the Oktoberfest parade.
The pageant committee would like to thank the following people for their help in coordinating the event from beginning to end: West Alexandria Kiwanis, John Devilbiss, Mayor Carol Lunsford, Andrea Spratt of First Impressionwear, Stockslagers Greenhouse and Nursery, Shirley Webb, Wendy’s Restaurant of Eaton, Tina Wagers of Bratt Tasties, Angela Bryant of Eaton Floral, Texas Roadhouse, Adriane Guinn of Buckeye Jakes, Dan Utsinger of Anixter, Chelsea Stewart of Lynnie’s Salon and Spa, Lyndsey Rhodus of Spoonful, Jennifer Murray of Thirty One gifts, Kevin Hager, Missy Riegel, Lindsay and Shelby Hager and Wendy Chesney.
TVS Class of 2024 BINGO Fundraiser
Come out Thursday, Nov. 8 from 5-8 p.m. and help the Twin Valley South Class of 2024 eighth graders raise money for their Washington D.C. trip, which will take place March 24-27. Doors open at 5 p.m. and Bingo begins at 6p.m. at the WA Fire Dept., 25 E. Dayton Street. Open Seating; first come, first served. Must be 18 years old to play. There will be a light snack bar with drinks available for purchase. You are welcome to bring your own snacks/drinks.
The West Alexandria Celebration Committee is holding a Quarter Auction at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22 at the American Legion Post 322, 1477 OH 503 South. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Funds raised will help provide new gifts for children at Santa Villa and fireworks for July 4.
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. Come out and try your luck. Doors open at 5 p.m. open seating, no RSVP on seating, and first come first served. Help spread the word, the higher number of attendees, the higher pay-out bracket. Light snack bar with drinks available for purchase at 25 E. Dayton Street.
Turkey Shoot, TVRGC
Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club is sponsoring a Turkey Shoot at 1 p.m. on Sundays, November 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.
Venison for Food Banks
The Venison for Food Banks of Preble County program is on-going. Anyone who takes a deer can donate all or part of the meat for the Foodbanks. We have sponsors who will take care of the processing fees. You may contact Brad Turner, Preble County Game Warden, or Curtis Early from Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club at 937-533-3226.
Annual Turkey Supper
The West Alexandria Church of the Brethren Annual Turkey Supper is Saturday, Nov. 9 from 4:30-7 p.m. at 22 East Oak Street. Costs are: Adults $9, Children ages 4-12, $4, and Children under 3 are free. Carry-out is available, and it is elevator accessible for dine-in. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
CCC Homecoming Concert
Join the Community Christian Church Praise Team for dinner and an evening of Southern Gospel favorites on Friday, Nov. 8, or Saturday, Nov. 9 at 11 Dorsey Akers Drive. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person or $7 for children ten and under. We will be serving chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, cinnamon apples, drinks and dessert. For reservations call Jenny lovely at 937 219-4410.