WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Bob Gels, Victor Garcia, Ronald Heck, Jujuana Perfecto, Johnny Johnson, Dennis Day, Arthur King, Randy Kemper, Jim Henson, Fred Habekost, John Woolery, Tisha Burkett, Izzy Roberts, Drew Rivers, Erin Utsinger, Patricia Schiml, Rhonda Haines, Mary Suggs, Clint Spitler, Todd Sidle, Robert Carico, Paul Erslan, Abby Horton, Mark Northern, Falon Armstrong, Larkin Denny, Craig Keener
Anniversaries this week: Don and Anita House, Lonnie and Tammy Line, Dr. Mark and Danielle Ulrich
Kiwanis Halloween Contest Winners
The Kiwanis Halloween Contest Winners from the Oct. 30 events were:
Walking to three years
Scariest: First — Forrest Weaver, Second — Jack Cotterman, Third — Connor Upton. Prettiest: First — Nora Armstrong, Second — Kylie Spence, Third: Kinley Shafer. Most original: First — Barrett Mowery, Second — Castiel Cook, Third — Silas Hurst.
Age 4-7 year old winners
Scariest: First — Spencer Weaver, Second — Jace Beneke, Third — Bailey Nelson. Prettiest: First — Kinsey Esin, Second — Adelyne Burkett, Third — Bella Brooks. Most original: First — Mya Martin, Second — Ava Elliott, Third — Waylon Stansbury.
Age 8-12 year old winners
Scariest: First — Madison Nelson, Second — Markas Lewis, Third — Annie Zimmer. Prettiest, First — Makenzye Stansberry, Second — Baylee Baylee, Third — Jenna Henks. Most original, First — Rylee Ray, Second — Noel Bassler, Third — Pierce Henkes.
The WACOCA Community Thanksgiving Service will take place at St. John Church, Sunday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m.
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 on 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 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
Rock the Juke Box Friday, Nov. 16 from 7-11 p.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 1-4p.m. with the exception of the Thanksgiving Holiday on Nov. 22.
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.
The Third Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for our Haiti Team will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, in the Fellowship Hall from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Adults cost $10 and children age 10 and under cost $5.
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 Wednesday, the location will be announced.