West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Joshua Spencer, Traci Sagester, James Sarver, Sean Bassler, Jessica Hickey, Duayne Sewell, Heather Henemyre, Trudy Mowell, Alice Siefker, Shirley Habekost, Carol Blankenship, Bill Kastens, Donnie French, Jasmine Hoskins, Ridge Lucas Petelle, Traci Sagester, Wyatt House, Austin Burkett, David Haines, Kieyn Parizek, Marilyn Bassler.

Anniversaries this week: Dave and Darla Weber, Lance and Tyler Pemberton, Wayne and Jean Beneke, Addison and Ashley Clymer Frei, Larry and Marilyn Warner, Curt and Celeste Caplinger, Brian and Kim DeVilbiss, Greg and Jennifer Fox.

Smoked Chicken or Pork Chop Dinner

The West Alexandria Celebration Committee is holding a Hog Wild Smoked Chicken or Pork Chop Carryout Dinner on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 73 N. Main Street next to Subway. All funds raised from this event will be used to help pay for toys purchased for Santa Villa and the July 4 fireworks. Half a Smoked Chicken with dinner roll, applesauce and a choice of green beans or baked beans is $7, or 3/4lb. Smoked Pork Chop with dinner roll, applesauce and a choice of green beans or baked beans is $8. Food prepared by Hog Wild Smokehouse Ribs. Orders need to be placed by Sept. 21 to ensure a dinner. We do make a few extra meals but they are sold on a first come first served bases. Orders may be called into Carol Lunsford at 839-4085 or message West Alexandria Celebration Committee on Facebook with your order, name and phone number.

St. John Lutheran, Ingomar

Join us for our annual Ice Cream Social and Bazaar on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The women of the church will be serving their delicious homemade chicken and noodles, hot sandwiches, salads, and desserts including several flavors of homemade ice cream! There will also be unique bazaar items for sale during this event. The church is handicap accessible and air-conditioned, located at 2139 Enterprise Rd.

Church of the Brethren

Free community meals will resume Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 5-6:30 p.m. and every first Wednesday of each month, at the Church of the Brethren, 22 E. Oak Street.

Church garage sale will be held Sept. 7-8, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. We have misc. items, kitchen items, bikes, clothes, and household items, along with a bake sale at the Church of the Brethren.

Salem Lutheran

September special offering is for Adopt-a-Family.

Salem Kids, formerly Jr. Lutherans, will begin Wednesday, Sept. 5, and will continue each Wednesday, with a meal at 6 p.m. and program from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Children, ages three years of age up to sixth grade, are welcome to register and attend. Contact Wanda DeVilbiss for more information, at 937-361-6865.

Mens’ Breakfast and Bible Study meets every third Saturday at 7:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The men will meet, next, on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Jr. Choir will resume rehearsals Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. upstairs.

Handbell and Chancel Choirs will resume rehearsals on Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

St. John Church

A Church Work Day begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8

There is an outing to LaComedia to see Driving Miss Daisy, Sept. 13.

We will provide a meal to the Homeless Shelter Sept. 27.

Our mission for August collected $330 for WACOCA. Our mission for September will be for Crossroads.

Claudia Hurst will be the guest speaker on Sunday, Sept. 9 for 10 a.m. worship.

Celebration Sunday, Sept. 16, will begin with breakfast at 9:30 a.m., followed by a balloon release. Worship will begin at 10 a.m. and a carry-in luncheon will follow with fun and fellowship for all!

The Church Golf Outing will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30.

Brenda Gant is still requesting Christian Devotionals and inspirational fiction books.

By Mary Lunsford