West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - West Alexandria Correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: George Lehmann, Kristy Ulrich Papczun, Phil BuCher, Amanda Bassler, Abby Beneke, Jaxson Pemberton, Austin Beneke, Sue Brunk, Carol Mann, Mark Morgan, James Wick, Rondol Worley, Gary Odell, Tanya Bowermeister, Dale Fahrenholz, Philip Hurst, Patricia Parks, Daniel Wilker, Joyce Combs, Paul Sauer Jr., The Reverend Pastor Haferman, Charlotte Linsley, Clyde Mason, Joyce Combs, Kailyn Bassler, Dana DeVilbiss, in memory of Ralph Habekost, Jr., in memory of Steve Studebaker.

Anniversaries this week: Paul and Donna Sauer, Joe and Diana Wall, Jerry and Sharon Cooper Bailey, Glen and Sheryl Byrd.

American Legion Post 322

New Year’s Eve Party is Dec. 31, beginning at 8 p.m. Colin Richards and Spare Change Band will perform with a $5 cover charge. There will be pork, sauerkraut, and champagne at midnight, at James E. Ryan, Post 322, 1477 Ohio 503 S.

The Canteen will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

Euchre and Ladies’ Night is open to the public every Wednesday at 7 p.m. $5 entry fee, 50/50 raffle.

The Senior Fun Bunch meets every Thursday from 1-4 p.m.

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.

Church of the Brethren

The next Community Meal will be Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Church of the Brethren 22 East Oak St. from 5-6:30 p.m. Community Meals will continue the first Wednesday of each month through June.

Salem Lutheran Church

Christmas Day Worship will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 25.

Socks, hats, mittens, sweatshirts and sweatpants will be donated to Adopt-a-Family and TVS schools by the Salem Women of the Church. Cheer Boxes, filled with sweet treats, will also be donated to area shut-ins.

Coups for Troops desires your unwanted or recently expired coupons to assist families of those who serve our country. Coupons, up to two months past expiration, are accepted by U.S. military Commissaries overseas. A basket is provided in the church library.

By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria Correspondent