West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - West Alexandria correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Zach Guehring, Jan Koeller, Joel Hootman, Kelly Haynes, Candace Moore, Jessica Butler, Pam Deeter, Misty Clayton, Steve Bitner, Abigail Schmidt, Jonathon Schmidt, Brecken Bassler, Sheryl Byrd, Lily Bailey and Allison Bassler.

Anniversaries this week: Jeff and Vicki Studebaker, Dave and Pat Kincer.

Spaghetti Dinner

The West Alexandria Police Department is sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, May 8, from 4-6 p.m. at St. John Church, 20 E. South St. Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, salad and dessert. Choice of marinara or alfredo sauce, choice of ranch, french or italian dressing, and choice of chocolate or red velvet cake. Place order at the front of the church, then drive to the rear of the church to pick up your completed order. Pre-orders can be called in to Bev Spitler at 839-5245.

Smoked Chicken or Pork Chop Dinners

The West Alexandria Celebration Committee is selling Smoked Chicken or Pork Chop Dinners on Sunday, May 23, from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. at the WA Fire Dept. on U.S. 35 W. All funds raised will be used to help pay for toys purchased for Santa Villa and the July 4 fireworks.

Food prepared by Hog Wild Smokehouse Ribs. Half a Smoked Chicken with dinner roll, applesauce and choice of green beans or baked beans is $7. A 3/4lb. Smoked Pork Chop with dinner roll, applesauce and choice of green beans or baked beans is $8. Dinners need to be pre-ordered to ensure you get one. Any extra meals are sold on a first-come first-serve basis. Orders may be called in to Carol Lunsford at 839-4085 or dropped off at The Pin Up Shoppe, 50 W. Second Street, with your order, name and phone number.


Kids, Teens and Adults free Grab and Go Kits are available at the West Alexandria Branch Library. Instructions can be downloaded at http://preblelibrary.org.


The Foodbank continues to be open regular hours from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at St. John Church, 20 E. South Street. Contact the Foodbank at 937-839-1615 for additional information. Anyone in need of food may come to the Foodbank and remain outside in your vehicle. We will bring your food to you.

If inside access is needed, only two shoppers may enter at a time. Shopping time is limited to 20 minutes for each visit. Masks are required to enter the Foodbank. We are thankful for the continuing support of our community and look forward to serving you.

Community Christian Church

Join us for a Mother’s Day Purse Auction and Luncheon on Saturday, May 15 at 1 p.m. There is no charge, but reservation is required. There will be food, fun, fellowship, door prizes and purses! We are excited to have special quest speakers, Dawson Brubaker and Pam Burnside. All proceeds from the auction will go towards Dawon’s World Race Mission Trip. For lunch, we will have a variety salad bar and peach cobbler. To make a reservation, you can message our page or message or text Jenny Lovely at 937-219-4410.

Church of the Brethren

Join us for socially distanced services on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. indoors, on 99.5 FM in the church parking lot at 22 E. Oak St., live on the WACOB Facebook page, or on the WACOB podcast on iTunes.

St. John Lutheran, Ingomar

We have in-person worship every Sunday at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Paul Heine presiding. Sleep Mat Project will resume Saturday, April 17 from 9-11 a.m.

St. John Church

We offer in-person worship each Sunday at 10 a.m. at 22 E. Oak St. or on facebook @stjohnwestalex. Masks are recommended but not required.

Calvary Baptist Church

Calvary Baptist Church doors are open for services every Sunday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at 3613 Winston Lane. Visit our website at www.cbcwalex.com.

Salem Lutheran Church

Our doors are open for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. with provisions to allow for social distancing. We will also continue to offer services on Youtube and Facebook. Sunday service is available on Youtube at bit.ly/SalemLutheranNALCYouTube.

Sign-ups for the Youth Summer Trip are open. We will be partnering with Adventure Serve Ministries in Kentucky and doing a wilderness trip. The dates for the trip are June 13-19 and will include rock climbing, repelling, caving, whitewater rafting, two days of hiking and swimming, showers under waterfalls, and sleeping in tents or hammocks! Representatives from Adventure Serve will accompany us at all times. Check out www.adventureserve.org for more information.

Pastor Dan’s Bible Study now meets on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the church Lounge or via Zoom. Middle School Ministry meets every Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m.

The Men’s Bible study meets every third Saturday at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast, Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. Join us next on Saturday, April 17 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.

By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria correspondent