West Alexandria News

By Mary Lunsford - For The Register-Herald

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Cara Holthaus, Lexi Thompson, Jennifer Fox, Brad Unger, Ethel Wysong, Byrd, Brecken Bassler, Abigail Schmidt, Jonathan Schmidt, Emma Holthaus, Zach Guehring, Pam Deeter, Allison Bassler, In memory of Freda Bowser

WA/TVS Alumni Banquet

Saturday, June 4, the West Alexandria and Twin Valley South Alumni will have met for 128 years! Doors will open at 4:15 p.m. at the Twin Valley South High School. Social gathering is from 4:30-6 p.m. The banquet and program begin at 6 p.m. and tickets are $16. Tickets are available at Roselius Insurance Agency, Twin Valley Bank, LCNB and the Pin-Up Shoppe in town. For more information, contact Carol Lunsford at 937-839-4085 or Curtis Early at 937-839-4017.

Farmer’s Market

Beginning May 5, come and support the WA Celebration Committee’s weekly Farmers’ Market every Thursday from 5-8 p.m., from May through the end of August. We showcase local food and produce vendors, local entertainment and independent consultants, including but not limited to Avon and Tupperware, and many local crafters who offer incredible deals! Space still available if you wish to be a vendor. We offer live music, hot food, cold beverages, free parking and have public restrooms. Community Cookbooks are available at the Farmer’s Market and the Pin Up Shoppe at 50 W. Second Street. These hard-bound, three-ring cookbooks lie flat, while open, for your convenience and contain 600 recipes submitted by our residents! Money raised is used by the Celebration Committee to provide the community with fireworks for July 4, and new toys for Santa Villa. Contact Carol Lunsford at 839-4085 for questions or to reserve your space.

WABO Opening Day

West Alexandria Baseball Organization Opening Day Ceremonies will begin at 11a.m. on Saturday, April 30. The Parade will line up in the TVS parking lot and end at the WABO park, followed by the introduction of teams, announcements, the National Anthem and Baseball! The concession stand will be open for snacks and refreshments.

American Legion

Euchre night is Ladies Night every Wednesday at 7 p.m. There is a $5 entry fee, prizes, a 50/50 raffle and it is open to the public at James E. Ryan Post 322, 1477 Ohio 503 South.

Enjoy Old-time Country and Western music every Thursday from 1-4 p.m. with the Senior Fun Bunch. This is open to the public and includes coffee and snacks with no cover charge.

Get your Foursome together and sign up for our SAL Golf Tourney, coming up on Sunday, May 15.

AKS Scholarships

Alpha Kappa Sorority is offering two $500 scholarships to two graduating seniors attending the Twin Valley South High School or West Alexandria seniors attending MVCTC. The recipient of these scholarships must be planning to attend an accredited college, university, technical school or community college. The selection will be based upon academic qualifications, participation in extracurricular activities, a written essay and a teacher recommendation. Applications for these scholarships can be picked up at the Twin Valley South High School Guidance Office. Check your Guidance office for deadline. Alpha Kappa Sorority is proud once again to offer these two scholarships to deserving students of Twin Valley South High School.

FFA Plant Sale and Scholarships

TVS Annual FFA plant sale has begun! Flats, hanging baskets and mixed pots of beautiful flowers are available for purchase now until we’re sold out. Contact any FFA member for information or call 839-4336. We’re also open during school hours and by special appointment. FFA members have $25,000 in scholarships to award! Applications are due May 13. Open to all Ohio FFA members planning to major in an agriculturally related area of study. Visit website for more details: http://ohioffa.org/foundation/programs/hbpa-scholarship/


The Foodbank served 57 families during March. This includes 24 seniors, 64 children, and totals 201 individuals. Needs are spaghetti sauce, pancake mix, shampoo, toothpaste and bar soap. The Foodbank is open from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays and is located at St. John Church, 20 E. South Street. Contact the Foodbank at 839-1615 for additional information. Non-perishable donations can also be dropped off at Salem and St. John Lutheran Churches the first Sunday of each month.

Church of the Brethren

The next Free Community Meal will be Wednesday, May 4, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, 22 E. Oak Street. Free Community Meals are held the first Wednesday of each month.

St. John Church

The World Vision Youth Garage Sale, scheduled for Thursday, April 21, has been postponed until a later date can be determined.

St. John will supply the Homeless Shelter Supper on April 28, and April’s Mission is for the Church World Service at 20 E. South Street.

Salem Lutheran Church

On Saturday, May 14, the LYO will have a Jungle Jim’s Scavenger Hunt. We will meet in the church parking lot at 10a.m.. Sign up by Sunday, May 8. Check our Facebook page for updates at http://www.facebook.com/SalemLutheranYouthGroup. Save the date, Friday May 6, at 6:30 p.m. for the Mother Daughter Banquet, featuring entertainment by Something Good.The S.O.S. group Progressive Dinner will be Saturday, May 14, starting at 4:30p.m.. Contact Diana Wall at 839-5326 for additional information.

New Eyes For the Needy – Salem Women of the Church are collecting used eye glasses to be donated to the local Lions Club. A donation box is located in the church Library. The Women of the Church are compiling a 200-year Church Anniversary cookbook, and would like your tried and true, old or new recipes! Contact Polly Voge at 839-4721 or Clara Wienhoff at 715-2200.

Coups for Troops needs your unwanted or recently expired coupons which can be used in Military Commissaries overseas up to two months past the expiration date. Place in the basket located in the church Library.

By Mary Lunsford

For The Register-Herald

Reach Mary Lunsford at meeerylou@yahoo.com.

Reach Mary Lunsford at meeerylou@yahoo.com.