West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - West Alexandria Correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Lisa Crowe, Rob Lee, Kit Miller, Pastor Mershon, Kyle Deleranko, Jeanne Creech, Eric Walker, Linda Pegg, Justin Chorazewitz, Dustin Corwin, Steve Stockslager, Sandy Chapman, Candace Jones, Brandon Miller, Tracey DeLong, Greg Stacy, Oliver Wells, Samantha Wentlender, Brenda Gant, Jody VanZant, Terry Pendergraft, Alex Beneke, Scarlett Studebaker, Addison Frei, Wyatt Fletcher, Emma Fergus, Tyler Studebaker, Cole McNinch; in memory of Emilie Schmidt.

Anniversaries this week: David and Ruth Ann Ehler, David and Rhonda Haines, Joe and Laini Ferriell, Phil and Claudia Hurst, Jim and Tina Wagers, Mark and Judy Bassler.

Smoked Chicken or BBQ Pork Chop Dinners

The West Alexandria Celebration Committee is selling smoked chicken or bbq pork chop dinners on Sunday, May 19, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 73 N. Main Street, next to Subway. All funds raised will be used to help pay for toys purchased for Santa Villa and the July 4 fireworks. Food prepared by Hog Wild Smokehouse Ribs. Half a smoked chicken with dinner roll, applesauce and choice of green beans or baked beans is $7. A 3/4lb. smoked pork chop with dinner roll, applesauce and choice of green beans or baked beans is $8. Extra meals are sold on a first-come first-serve basis.

Downtown Saturday Nights

The West Alexandria Celebration Committee is sponsoring Downtown Saturday Nights the third Saturday of each month, starting May 18 from 5-9 p.m.. There will be vendors set up in the parking lot across from the Town Hall, and we encourage everyone to visit the businesses in town, as well. These Downtown Saturday Nights will continue every third Saturday through October from 5-9 p.m. There will be no Farmers Markets this season.

TVS Alumni Banquet

The TVS Alumni Banquet is Saturday, June 1, in the commons area at Twin Valley South. The doors open at 4:30 p.m. for social time. We will seat everyone by class year at 6p.m., have the invocation and meal, and then draw for door prizes. For tickets contact Carol Lunsford 839 -4085, Curtis Early 533-3226, Roselius Ins., LCNB bank, or Twin Valley bank. Cost is 20$ per ticket this year.

Lanier Alumni Banquet

The Lanier Alumni Banquet will be held at Twin Valley South High School on Saturday, June 8, beginning with Social Hour at 4:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. at a cost of $20 per meal. Reservations are required by June 1. For tickets, contact Brenda Miller Ross, 272-8358, Ann Sudwischer Cooper, 839-5397, George Suggs 456-6162, or June Eby Souleyrette 902-0763.

Town-Wide Community Garage Sale Days

The West Alexandria Celebration Committee is sponsoring Town-Wide Community Garage Sale Days from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. June 6, 7, and 8, in the village. No garage sale permits are needed during the Town-Wide Garage Sale dates. Feel free to post your address on this Facebook event if you are having a garage sale. There will be two more Town-Wide Community Garage Sale Days held the first full weekend in August and in October as well.


The West Alexandria Fire Dept. BINGO is held every Thursday. Doors open at 5 p.m. with open seating; first come, first served. Early Bird Games start at 6 p.m. to help those coming after work. Kid-friendly atmosphere, but all players must be 18 or over. We have several progressive games going on at 25 E. Dayton Street.


The West Alexandria Foodbank served 70 households that included 24 seniors, 124 adults, and 92 children for a total of 240 people. Current needs are egg noodles, Mac and cheese, green beans, peas, shampoo, tooth paste and toilet paper. The Foodbank is open from 10a.m. to 12p.m. 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.

American Legion

Rock the Jukebox Friday, May 17, at 7 p.m. with a Mexican carry-in meal and specialty margaritas.

Memorial Day Service, Sunday, May 26, will be starting at 8 a.m. with a 21-gun salute at the cemeteries as scheduled. Wreath/Deck ceremony will take place at 11a.m. at the American Legion Hall. Memorial Day Service at Fairview begins at 2p.m. with lunch and fellowship following at 3 p.m. at Post 322. Order of cemeteries: Salem Lutheran Church, Sugar Hill, Sugar Grove, Shiloh, Enterprise, Twin Valley, Wheatville and Preble Memory Gardens.

Euchre and Ladies Night every Wednesday evening. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and Euchre starts at 7 p.m. with a 50/50 raffle.

Sr. Fun Bunch meets every Thursday from 1-4 p.m. for music and dancing, at 1477 Ohio 503 South.

SAL Golf Tourney: get your foursome registered for Sunday, May 19, at Highland Golf Course in Indiana at $200 per team.

By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria Correspondent