West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - West Alexandria Correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Kathleen Evans, Dodie Johnson, Joe Thompson, Linda Marker, Lori Kreitzer, Nesba Robb, Robin Robbins, Ron Garnett, Paul Boyd, Johnathan Smith, Jacob Spencer, Mary Lunsford, Kenzi Studebaker, Tiara Suchland, Ava Shelton, Mike Fletcher, Curtis Rivers, Maylie Bassler, Haley Mohr, Ellie Belvo, Shelly Loxley, Jennifer Eck, Carolyn Lowry, Joan Snider, Renee Turpin, Ruth Worley, in memory of Bruce Studebaker.

Anniversaries this week: George and Mary Lehman, Chris and Jenny Dawson, Matt and Shelly Loxley.

TVS Alumni Banquet

The TVS/West Alexandria Alumni Banquet scheduled for June 6, has been canceled.

Smoked Chicken or Pork Chop Dinners

West Alexandria Celebration Committee is selling, for carry-out only, half a smoked chicken dinners for $7 or 3/4lb. smoked pork chop dinners for $8 prepared by Hog Wild Smokehouse Ribs. Dinners include choice of green or baked beans, a dinner roll and applesauce. Pick up on May 17 between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the WA Fire Department, 25 E. Dayton St. Order by May 13 to ensure you receive your meals. Orders can be phoned-in to Carol Lunsford at 937-839-4085, received in person at The Pin Up Shoppe, 50 W. Second St. or mailed to Michelle Laughlin, 41 West Second St.

Quarter Auction

The West Alexandria Celebration Committee is holding a Quarter Auction Friday, May 8, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m., and auction starting at 7 p.m. at the American Legion, 1477 Ohio 503 S. This is subject to change to an online event as health mandates may still dictate social distancing. In lieu of quarters we will use tickets with your name and number written on them which equate to one quarter in value. Bid paddles cost $1 or we are accepting donation of one new toy, book, pair of gloves or hats toward Santa Villa as payment for a bid paddle. Stay up to date on this event on Facebook Quarter/Ticket Auction.

WABO Opening Day

West Alexandria Baseball Organization Little League Opening Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, starting with a parade at 11 a.m., followed by introduction of teams and ballgames. A concession stand will be available at the WABO ballpark.

James E. Ryan American Legion Post 322

Get your foursome registered at 1477 Ohio 503 S. for the SAL Golf Tourney. The tournament is scheduled to take place Sunday, May 17, at Highland Golf Course at $200 per team.

Salem Lutheran Church

Worship services are currently available online through our Facebook page, to a youtube link.

The Women of Salem are collecting socks of all sizes for males and females, except no baby sizes please, for our annual April Showers event scheduled for April 21. Monetary donations are accepted and will be doubled by the Bethany Graceworks treasury, and all will be given to Preble County Common Good Shop, formerly the Once Around Shop, in Eaton. There will be a basket in the Lounge for your donations. Please have donations in by April 19. For more information, contact Ann Cooper at 937-839-5397.

Blood Pressure screenings are held after worship every fourth Sunday.

Our Bibles and Blankets ministry is ongoing. We are collecting new or gently used Bibles.

Donate your unwanted or recently expired coupons to Coups for Troops to assist military overseas where commissaries accept manufacturer coupons up to two months expired. There is a basket in the church library.

By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria Correspondent