WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Nancy Lockhart, Jeff Suchland, Abner Rivers, Nikki Studebaker, Dr. Bradley Ulrich, John DeVilbiss, Mike Steele, Carl E. Habekost, Melinda Fudge NIckell, Jetty Hothouse, Ethan Wells, Kasey Miller, Hannah Leeper, Emma Leeper, Katie Schmanske, Tyler Lee, Joe Ferriell, Roy Kouts, Kristen Bowermaster, Beth Meyer, Julie Watts, in memory of Jerry Schmidt
Anniversaries this week: Jason and Lindsay Woodard, Eric and Erin Haston
Lanier Alumni Banquet
The Lanier Alumni Banquet will be held at the Twin Valley South High School Commons, 100 Education Drive, on Saturday, June 11, with social hour at 4:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Cost of the meal is $20 per person and anyone that attended Lanier is invited. Reservations required before June 8. For tickets, contact Ann Sudwischer Cooper at 937-839-5397, June Eby Souleyrette at 937-839-5459, George Suggs at 937-456-5162 or Brenda Miller Ross at 937-272-8358. A stamped envelope with check or money order can be mailed to: Ann Sudwischer Cooper, 2084 Enterprise Rd. W. Alexandria, OH 45381.
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.
Support the WA Celebration Committee’s weekly Farmers’ Market every Thursday from 5-8 p.m., May through September. 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 937-839-4085 for questions or to reserve your space.
Memorial Day Cemetery Honors, Sunday May 29, at 7 a.m. Wreath Ceremony at 11 a.m. and a Memorial Service, 2 p.m. at Sugar Grove cemetery.
The next steak fry is Saturday, June 18, 5-7:30p.m. with a 50/50 raffle.
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.
FFA Plant Sale and Scholarships
TVS Annual FFA plant sale is ongoing. Flats, hanging baskets and mixed pots of beautiful flowers are available for purchase now until sold out. Contact any FFA member for information or call 937-839-4336. We’re also open during school hours and by special appointment.
Items needed are pancake mix, can pasta, 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 937-839-1615 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, June 1, from 5-6:30p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, 22 E. Oak Street. Free Community Meals are held the first Wednesday of each month.
GBCC Ladies Retreat
Grace Brethren Community Church, 3110 Ohio 35 East, is holding their Sixth Annual Ladies Retreat on Saturday, July 23, 2016. Mark your calendar, save the date and plan to come join us for a day full of fun, laughter, singing and praising in the Lord. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. A Coffee/Pastry Bar will be offered in the fellowship hall during registration for all who arrive before 9:50 a.m. For more information, contact Sister Stephanie Lanthrop, GBCC retreat coordinator at 937-437-0474 or Sister Marnita Sorrell, GBCC pastor’s wife at 937-733-8172. Please send your name, address, phone number and home church affiliation to the address above or email this information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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