West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - West Alexandria Correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Sarah Unger Pickerell, Tammy Line, Rob Durkle, Jim Jones, Donele Rice, Paul Sauer, Amy Ehler, Bill Hamilton, David Anderson, Kailee Burkett, Parker Mershon, Mackenzie Overmyer, Braxton Parizek, Jude Ferriell, Kathleen Waler King, Zoie Rivers, Nancy Worley, Pat Deeter, Kari Parks, Michael Randolph, Cindi Spence Harrison, Julie Jellison Robbins, Leah Guehring, Scott Arndts, Mike Studebaker, Walid Maalouf, Hudson Arndts, Jason Woodard, Luian Hurst, Ginger Hakes, William R. Shafer, Bob Gardner, Terry Wilson, Fran Naudascher, Melissa Hoover, Buster Eby, Chad Smith.

Anniversaries this week: Greg and Debbie Moore, Brad and Katie Schmanske, Bill and Shirley Kastens, Weston and Tiffany Bassler, Larry and Judy Corn.

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.

Downtown Saturday Nights

The West Alexandria Celebration Committee is sponsoring Downtown Saturday Nights the third Saturday of each month, next on June 15, 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 5-9p.m. There will be no Farmers Markets this season.

MS Musicfest and Poker Run

The Annual Multiple Sclerosis Poker Run is Saturday, June 22 starting and ending at the American Legion Post 322, 1477 Ohio 503 South. Check in at 10 a.m. and kickstands up at noon. Price for single is $10 and price for double is $15. There is a 50/50 raffle. The MS Musicfest will take place after the Poker Run, from 6-10 p.m., featuring Mike and Karen Dill, Rum River Blend, Ashley Taylor and Justin Bryant. This event is for all ages. There will be great music, food and raffle items. All-100 percent of donations will go to the Ohio Valley Chapter of Multiple Sclerosis Society.

American Legion

James E. Ryan, Post 322 is holding a “Back to the 80’s Party” on Friday, June 21, from 8 p.m. to midnight. The proceeds will benefit Preble County YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter. There will be a carry-in meal, Live DJ with Tracy Sax and a 50/50 raffle.

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.

Community Clean Up

The West Alexandria Celebration Committee is sponsoring a community clean-up on Saturday, June 22, from noon to 3 p.m., starting at the Town Hall.

Let’s come together and show our pride for our community. This event will involve picking up litter throughout our community.

We will divide up to see how much of the town we can cover and clean up. If you have gloves or grippers please bring them with you.

This is 100 percent volunteer and participation is at your own risk. We are accepting donations of gloves, trash bags, grippers and bottled water.

One step at a time we can make this village a wonderful place to live in.

YFC Benefit Concert

Friends of Noah Back are partnering with Youth for Christ for a benefit concert for teenagers involved with YFC on June 22, from 7-9 p.m. at St. Clair Memorial Hall, 215 West Fourth Street, Greenville. Ticket sales are available at a cost of $5 on Noah Back Music page on Facebook or call 937-248-4055 for more information. Youth For Christ, for children in grades 6-12, meets Wednesdays from 6:45-8:30 p.m. for snacks, games and devotions. Churches in West Alexandria sponsor YFC and rotate meetings as follows: the first Wednesday at First Baptist on Ivy Lane, the second Wednesday at Church of the Brethren on Oak Street, the third Wednesday at Community Christian on Dorsey Acres Road and the fourth Wednesday at Salem Lutheran Church on E. Dayton Street. If there is a fifth Wednesday, the location will be announced.

Quarter Auction

A Quarter Auction, sponsored by the West Alexandria Celebration Committee, will be held June 28 at the Fire Department, 25 E. Dayton Street. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the auction runs from 7-9 p.m. Paddles are $1 each or donate one new toy, book, new 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. We will be using tickets this time instead of quarters. Each ticket purchased will equal one quarter. Participants will purchase tickets when they pay for their paddles. Participants will then write the number of their paddle on the ticket and place that in each round instead of a quarter. This will help us not have numerous rounds of “no bid” as every person whose number is in for that item will have bid.

Church of the Brethren

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

Salem Lutheran Church

In celebration of their confirmation, Owen Dennison and Parker Mershon were honored during Worship on May 26.

The Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study meets every third Saturday at 7:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The next Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study is June 15.

Middle School Ministry meets every Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m.

Adult Bible Study meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Blood Pressure Screenings will be held after Worship on Sunday, June 23 and will continue every fourth Sunday.

Coups for Troops accepts your unwanted or recently expired coupons for military commissaries overseas. There is a basket located in the church Library.

By Mary Lunsford

West Alexandria Correspondent