West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - West Alexandria Correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — The WACOCA Community Thanksgiving Service will take place at St. John Church, Sunday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m.

First Aid CPR/AED

First Aid, CPR/AED and Life Support certification training will be offerred at St. John Lutheran Church, Ingomar, 2139 Enterprise Road, on Nov. 10, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $15 for certification, and for those not seeking certification, the course is free. Firefighter Safe will be conducting the classes. Call 839-5321 to register.

Birthdays this week

Kim Deleranko, Cassidy Haines, Eliza Ferriell, Tammy Habekost, Carl Beneke, Abby Walker, Derek McCoy-Dudas, Ginny Schenck, Wendy Chesney, John Dunker, Jared Rivers, Abigail Bowermaster, Kira Chesney, Wanda DeVilbiss, Carter Dennison, David Steck, Carlee Watson, Ellie Davis, Nicole Ehler, Bruce Cunningham, Bexley Durkle, LeAnne Johnson, Chris Landwehr, Trisha Arndts, Aleesha Voge, Olivia Shelton, Eric Voge, Camryn Pemberton, Jared Rivers, Mark Bassler, Betty Beneke, Carol Bland, Marissa Jackson, Brayden Marker, Sylvia King, Cindy Hoffman, Carson Hurst, Scott Bixler, Mike DeLong, Marcie Glander, in memory of Nancy Sink Parks.

Anniversaries this week

Bill and Jean Deleranko, Todd and Sharon McKee, Lamar and Glenda Lawson

Coterie Christmas Auction

Come and visit our Annual Coterie Christmas Charity Auction, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m., at the American Legion Hall on Ohio 503 South. Join us as we raise money for community support and scholarships. There are delicious desserts and snacks to eat while you bid on a variety of holiday items: from decorations to fudge and much more. Don’t miss this wonderful community event!

Christmas in the Village Craft and Vendor Bazaar

Come see our crafters and venders for your holiday shopping on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at a new location, the TVS Elementary School on Education Drive. There will be door prizes, food and incredible crafts galore! Help support local crafters this holiday season by buying your holiday needs from them. We will once again be giving away a fully decorated tree. All you have to do to enter is attend the show! If you are interested in being a vendor please let us know. Vendor spaces are $25 for a 10×10 space. Vendor spaces will be on a first come, first serve basis. We will allow only one of each company at the event, such as Tupperware, Avon, LuLaRoe, and so on.

Christmas in the Village

The West Alexandria Celebration Committee is hosting the annual Christmas in the Village Dec. 2 from 4-7 p.m. Pick up your punch card at the West Alexandria Branch Library, visit all the businesses listed and receive an entry for a chance to win an awesome prize. Join our Christmas parade, beginning at 4:30 p.m., and help welcome Santa to our Village. Decorate your car, truck, trailer, bike, golf cart, etc. Parade lineup will be on Education Lane at Twin Valley School. Parade will then proceed down Ohio 503 with a brief stop at the Town Hall to pick up Santa’s helper, Mayor Carol Lunsford. Parade will then proceed to Santa Villa/Peace Park where Santa will greet the children from 5-7 p.m. Each child receives their choice of a toy, candy cane, or a pair of gloves – all for free. Families are encouraged to bring their cameras and get family photos with Santa. Door Prize Drawings will take place at 7 p.m. inside the Town Hall. Punch cards are for adults only. While you are at the library be sure to sign up for door prizes. We will have three age groups for door prizes: 12 and under, 13-17, and 18 and up.

Turkey Shoot, TVRGC

Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club is sponsoring a Turkey Shoot at 1 p.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.

Venison for Food Banks

The Venison for Food Banks of Preble County program is on-going. Anyone who takes a deer can donate all or part of the meat for the Foodbanks. We have sponsors who will take care of the processing fees. You may contact Brad Turner, Preble County Game Warden, or Curtis Early from Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club at 937-533-3226.


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.

American Legion Post 322

SAL Breakfast is Sunday, Nov. 4 from 8-11 a.m.

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

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

Church of the Brethren

Annual Turkey Supper: The West Alex Church of the Brethren Annual Turkey Supper will be on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 4:30-7 p.m. Eat in or dine out, adults $8, children 4-12 $4, and children 3 and under free. Pre-sale or purchase tickets at the door, 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, three years of age through sixth grade, are welcome to register and attend. Contact Wanda DeVilbiss for more information, at 937-361-6865.

Youth for Christ

Youth For Christ, for children in grades 6-12, meets every Wednesday from 6:45-8:30 p.m. for snacks, games and devotions. Churches in West Alex sponsor YFC and rotate to have the meeting at the respective churches each Wednesday of the month, as follows: the first Wednesday is at First Baptist on Ivy Lane, the second Wed. is at Church of the Brethren on Oak Street, the third Wed. is at Community Christian on Dorsey Acres Road, and the fourth Wed. is at Salem Lutheran on E. Dayton Street. If there is a fifth Wed. the location will be announced.

By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria Correspondent