West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford

WEST ALEXANDRIAThe Foodbank served 52 families during September. This included 24 seniors, 52 children and totals 166 individuals. Current needs include tuna, spaghetti sauce, pancake mix, syrup, and shampoo. 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.

Birthdays this week: Shannon Latvala, Trey Sagester, Danielle Mohr, Joyce Deeter, Isabelle Guehring’s first birthday, Christina Weber, Macey Wells, Olivia Hoover, Gracelynn Weber, Jordan Rivers, Taylor Smith, Taylor Baker, Pat Minnich, Hazel Brown, Rob Belvo, Liberty Chesney, Kristen Morris, Bill Deleranko, Jace Thuma, Mandy Turner, Bonnie Crabtree, Bob Nisius, Nicholas Brownlee, Anna Carlson, Jessica King, in memory of Juanita Wolfe,

Anniversaries this week: Jonathan and Heather Clymer, Duayne and Sue Sewell, Ralph and Mary Lunsford, Douglas and Debbie Schmidt, Keegan and Erica Holthaus, Chris and Haylee Petelle, John and Aleah Hildebolt, David and Karen Lee

American Legion Post 322

Dance, Sept. 22, featuring Flat Out Band, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person, tickets are available in the canteen at James E. Ryan, Post 322, 1477 Ohio 503 S.

Euchre is open to the public every Wednesday at 7 p.m. $5 entry fee, 50/50 raffle and Ladies Night.

The Senior Fun Bunch meets every Thursday from 1-4 p.m.

Rock the Jukebox Friday, Sept. 21, from 7-11 p.m. We have a 50/50 raffle and carry-in, so bring a snack to share. This month’s theme is to dress your partner with clothes you buy for only $10 from a second hand store.

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 3/4 pound 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.

Turkey Shoot, TVRGC

Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club is sponsoring a Turkey Shoot at 1p.m. each Sunday starting Sept. 30 through the end of November. The public is welcome, and there is a lunch stand in the Clubhouse. Contact H.K. Steiner at 232-4504, Curtis Early at 533-3226 or Paul Price at 248-1083.


The West Alexandria Fire Dept. BINGO is held every Thursday with Early Bird Games starting at 6 p.m. to help out those coming after work. Kid-friendly atmosphere, but all players must be 18 or over. Doors open at 5 p.m. with open seating; no RSVP, just first come first served. We have several progressive games going on that carried over from last season, at 25 E. Dayton Street.

Church of the Brethren

Free community meals are held the first Wednesday of each month from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, 22 E. Oak Street.

Salem Lutheran

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

Jr. Choir rehears every Sunday at 10 a.m. upstairs.

St. John Church

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