West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - West Alexandria Correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Judy Bassler, Audrey Suchland, Tim Bassler, Mabel Kruszynski, Chandler Napier, Lex Woodard, Kupur Weber, Conlin Keathley, Marshall Keathley, Anna Maalouf, Jesse Dawson, Michelle Johnson, Irene Graham, Jacob Unger, Chris Comer, Teresa Clayton-Bryan, Katie Blankenship, Maddie Johnson, Amy Pemberton, Kristen Koeller, Lindsey Johnson, Jamie Day, Ashlee Gearhart, Sue Sewell, in memory of Jim Johnson, in memory of Leo Beneke, in memory of Barbara Ulrich.

Anniversaries this week: Richard and Jean Campbell, Josh and Alexis Chapman, Brad and Kelli Wright, Dustin and Amanda Bassler, Richard and Sarah Pickerell, Chris and Hannah Timmermans, Randy and Karen Ehler, Bill and Jerri Cochran, Roger and Rebekah Voge.

July 4 Party in the Park

The West Alexandria Celebration Committee is planning to hold the Annual July 4 Party in the Park at Peace Park and the fireworks display at TVS parking Lot. Details are currently being worked out to allow for social distancing.

Fourth of July WACOCA Community Service

The annual Fourth of July Community Church Service will be held July 5 in Peace Park. More information will be made available.

Baked Steak Carryout Dinner

The West Alexandria Celebration Committee is taking orders for baked steak dinners Sunday, July 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until sold out. Pick up your dinners at the West Alexandria Firehouse, 25 E. Dayton St. Orders consisting of baked steak with gravy, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, applesauce and roll will be brought to your car. Drop off orders to The Pin Up Shoppe at 50 West Second Street, or phone orders to Carol Lunsford at 839-4085 by July 8 to ensure you get a dinner. Proceeds will supply fireworks for the July 4 Party in the Park and cover supplies and new gifts for children at Santa Villa.

Salem Lutheran Church

We have returned to worship and are offering two Sunday morning services allowing for social distancing of up to 50 in attendance; one at 8 a.m. and one at 10:30 a.m. as well as one evening service at 5p.m. in the chapel. We will also continue to offer services on Zoom, Youtube and Facebook. Masks and gloves are encouraged but will not be required. Hand sanitizer will be available at each entrance. Entrance to the building will be limited to the west side handicapped door, and the west and middle doors to the sanctuary. All other doors will remain locked. Downstairs and upstairs areas will be off limits at this time.

Pastor Dan’s Bible Study began meeting on June 10 and will run through the summer on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the church lounge or via Zoom.

The Men’s Bible Study will meet Saturday, June 20, at 7:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall.

Coups for Troops accepts your unwanted coupons up to two months expired for families using military commissaries overseas. Please no pet supplies or local restaurants. A basket is provided in the church library.

June’s Special Offering has been designated for the NALC Disaster Relief — Corona Virus Pandemic.

By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria Correspondent