West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - West Alexandria Correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Shelby Hagar, Elizabeth Fischer, Kara Johnson, Taylor Shelton, Jake Beneke, Paige Holthaus, Justin Collins, Melissa Johnson, Buz Miller, Dan Deeter Sr., Rosalie Unger, Mitch Suggs, Doug Crowe, Mary Pheanis, Karen Smith, Tonya Oglesby, Loretta Turpin, Donna Sauer, Tara Milliken, Lindsay Hager, Emily Linsley, Roy Bowman, Marnita Sorrell, Ashtyn Rucker, Amber Fogle, Amanda Heitzman, Brandon Peterson, Rob Turpin, Rebecca Koeller Suggs, Wendy Karns Malone, in memory of Melissa Ulrich

Anniversaries this week: Mason and Annah Kuykendoll, Tyler and Kelsey Lee

Quarter Auction

WA Celebration Committee is sponsoring a quarter auction, Friday, March 29. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the auction starts at 7 p.m. at the American Legion, 1477 Ohio 503 S. Paddles are $1 each, or donate one new toy, book, pair of gloves or hat for Santa Villa. All money raised will be used to pay for July 4 fireworks and items for Santa Villa.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Spring Fling Craft Show

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Spring Fling Craft Show will be held Saturday, April 13, in the Twin Valley South High School Commons. Breakfast is 9-11 a.m. and tickets are pre-sale only. Tickets must be with you in order to be served. Small biscuit and gravy, sausage patty, milk or juice is $4, or a large serving is $5. One doughnut, sausage patty, milk or juice is $4, or a two doughnut serving is $5. Spring Fling Craft Show is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with lunch available, prepared by Hog Wild Smokehouse Ribs. Proceeds from the craft show will help to provide July 4 fireworks as well as new toys and maintenance for Santa Villa.

Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt

New location, new date: The Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 13, at 1 p.m. on the west side practice fields behind the Twin Valley South facilities. There will be prizes for each age category. Bring your own basket or bag to collect the hidden eggs in.

Turkey Shoot, TVRGC

Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club is sponsoring a Turkey Shoot at 1 p.m. each Sunday through the end of April. 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.

TVS Kindergarten Registration

Twin Valley South kindergarten registration will be held April 1-5 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and also April 2 from 6-7:30 p.m. Please bring your child’s birth certificate, social security card, immunization records and two proofs of residence which are required in order to register.

Senior Citizen Dinner

Twin Valley South High School, with the financial support of four local service organizations, will be sponsoring a senior citizen dinner on Tuesday, April 30, at 5:30 p.m. The dinner is free to all senior citizens in the Twin Valley Community Local School District. Reservations may be made by calling the school office at 839-4693 or 839-4688. The deadline for reservations is Monday, April 29. Entertainment will be provided following the dinner. The service groups making the dinner possible are the Alpha Kappa Sorority, Coterie Club, West Alex Lions Club, and West Alex Kiwanis Club.


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.

AKS Euchre Tournament and Dance

It’s that time of year again! AKS is holding their annual euchre tournament and dance Saturday, April 13, at 5 p.m. at the American Legion Post 322. There are 32 spots are open for euchre at $15 per person. Dance will start around 8 p.m. There will be a DJ again this year. As always we will have lots of raffle items, a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Shot bar will be available again as well, at 1477 Ohio 503 S.

Church of the Brethren

Free community meals are the first Wednesday of every month; next on April 3, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, 22 East Oak St., West Alexandria.

Salem Lutheran

During Lent, Salem Kids, for age 3 years through sixth grade, will meet every Wednesday from 6-6:45 p.m.

Lenten meals, March 6 through April 10, are held each Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. followed by the Lenten Services at 7 p.m.

Men’s Prayer Breakfast is held every third Saturday at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast, fellowship, prayer and Bible study. The next Men’s Prayer Breakfast is April 20.

The Health Ministry will do blood pressure screenings the fourth Sunday of each month, next on April 28. Participants will receive a blood pressure log with current follow-up recommendations, lifestyle modifications and recommendations. Information on blood pressure and strokes is also available.

Ohio Mission District Youth Retreat, for those in grades 6-12, will be held April 5-7, at Camp Chautaqua in Miamisburg. Reserve your child’s spot to connect with other Lutherans, by contacting Pastor Mershon, 839-4210.

Stations of the Cross: On Good Friday, April 19, the Fellowship Hall will be transformed into a Prayer Labyrinth from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. There will be prayer stations reflecting Christ’s journey to the cross. Our traditional Good Friday service will take place at 7p.m. in the sanctuary, that same day.

By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria Correspondent