WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Thomas Joseph Maalouf, Andy Dawson, Jude Beneke, Taryn Haynes, Cory Bassler, Cooper Mohr, Terry Chapman, Jeff Rivers, Willy Dawson, Tina Wagers, Clara Meyers, Suzanne Cramer, Jackie Wellman, Patty Perry, Jeff Rivers, Charlie Voge,Dina Lindloff, Linda Moore, Cory Bassler, Carolyn MacFayden
Anniversaries this week: Andy and Hayley Fudge, Skeeter and Shelley Dougherty, Fred and Becky Singer, Jan and Brenda Gant, Bob and Carol Keener
TVRGC Turkey Shoot and Youth Pheasant Hunt
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.
There will be a Youth Pheasant Hunt at Ulrich’s Hunting Preserve, 4964 Enterprise Road, Saturday, Oct. 15. There will be two seasons: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. with complimentary lunch at noon for both sessions. Hunt is open to youth 12-17 years of age who have completed a hunter education course. Proof of certification is required. The hunt is free but limited to 20 participants with two rooster pheasants per hunter. Contact H.K. Steiner at 232-4504, Curtis Early at 533-3226 or Paul Price at 248-1083.
West Alexandria Trick or Treat will be Monday, Oct. 31, from 6-7:30 p.m. There will be a costume parade starting at the LCNB bank, 55 E. Dayton Street, at 5:15 p.m.. A costume contest, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club will begin at 5:30 p.m. across from the Town Hall. There are prizes for children twelve and under, divided into three age groups and three categories.
Items needed are mac & cheese, pork & beans, pancake mix, syrup, shampoo and toothpaste. The Foodbank is open from 10 a.m.-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 St. John Lutheran Ingomar and Salem Lutheran Church on the first Sunday of each month.
Church of the Brethren
St. John Church
St. John’s will provide a supper to the Homeless Shelter on Oct. 27, at 6 p.m.
Salem Lutheran Church
The Jr. Lutherans program meets Wednesdays with a meal at 6 p.m. and program from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Children in Preschool through sixth grade are welcome to be a part of our Jr. Lutheran program. See you soon!
Junior Choir practices upstairs every Sunday morning at 9:15 a.m.
The Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study will meet Saturday, Oct. 15, in the Fellowship Hall.
A Chili Cook-off Fundraiser Luncheon will take place after morning worship on Sunday, Oct. 16, to raise funds for the LYO Sr. Citizens Breakfast Bingo.
LYO will attend their third annual King’s Island Fear Fest Oct. 30. Meet in the Fellowship Hall at 10 a.m. Cost of $20 includes an all-you-can-eat meal. An emergency medical form is required.
The S.O.S. group will attend Busy Beaver Craft Store on Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. to make glass Christmas ornaments. Contact Diana Wall at 839-5326 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The women of the church collected 164 bars of soap and completed 63 quilts that were sent to Lutheran World Relief.
Coups for Troops collects unwanted grocery coupons, up to two months expired, for troops overseas to use in the Commissaries. There is a basket located in the Church Library.
St. John Lutheran Church Ingomar
A free CPR, First Aide, AED course will be offered on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. If you would like certification, there is a fee of $15. St. John Lutheran will supply a lunch during break. The course is being taught by Firefighter Safe. The course is limited to 100 participants. Call the church office at 839-5321 or email email@example.com with your contact information by Oct. 16.
We will continue our Sleep Mat Project using your donated grocery bags that are cut into strips and woven into sleeping mats for homeless shelters and charitable organizations. For more information, contact Linda Kottke.
*Due to various sports tournaments in the area during the last two weekends in October, St. John Lutheran, Ingomar is cancelling their Trunk or Treat scheduled for Oct. 23. We look forward to hosting the event again next year.