West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - West Alexandria Correspondent

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Brody Schmanske, Chad Ehler, Debbie Moore, Lance Mowell, Kelly Spitler, Irene Graham, Marty Paek, Cody Clayton, Todd Baker, Rylee Sagester, David Jackon, Carter Fletcher, Madelyn Fischer, Judy Bassler, Katie Paek, Wendy White, Cameryn Chorazewitz, Chris Comer, John Maggard, Putt Lindsey.

Anniversaries this week: Scott and Ruth Worley, Jerry and Ann Cooper, Gary and Kathryn Baker, Richard and Sarah Pickerell, Randy and Karen Ehler, Kyle and Sarah Wick, Cory and Abbie Bassler.

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 5-9 p.m.

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 80s 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 1-4p.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 at participating churches in West Alexandria.

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.


The West Alexandria Food Bank served 47 households in the month of May. This included 14 seniors, 87 adults, and 59 children for a total of 160 people served. Current needs are: pork and beans, green beans, corn, peas, instant potatoes, shampoo, toothpaste, and powdered flavor-aid. Thank you to everyone who supports our community food bank. The Foodbank is open from 10 a.m. to noon. 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.

Church of the Brethren

A big thank you to all of those that showed up for our clean-up crew last week. There were ten men, women and youth of all ages showed up to help the Brookville Fire Department serve and make an impact in their local communities. We will continue to be collecting various items in West Alexandria in the upcoming weeks. Details about items being collected, more cleanup crew details and other opportunities to serve can be found on the WACOB website at http://www.westalexcob.org/events/grace-and-peace.

Salem Lutheran Church

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. throughout the summer. 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