West Alexandria news

By Mary Lunsford - For The Register-Herald

WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Skylar Reckers, Traci Marker, Joe Smith, Jeremy Mohr, Karen Ulrich Maalouf, Brenda Wright, Maggie Cornett, Levi Ritchie, Bill Rindler, Darlene Bassler, Anna Beneke, The Rev. Dan Snider, Rodney Good, Randy Haines, Mike Ehler, Brandy Parizek, Annilou Belvo, Jennifer Napier, in memory of Florence Wolfe

Anniversaries this week: Mike and Abbie Steele

BBQ Chicken or Pork Chop Dinners

The WA Celebration Committee is selling their smoked chicken or pork chop dinners for carry-out next to Subway on N. Main Street, Sunday, Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Deadline for reservations is Thursday, Oct. 27. Reserve your dinners by contacting Michelle Laughlin at the WA Library or Carol Lunsford at 839-4085. Proceeds support the community with fireworks for July 4 and new toys for Santa Villa to give to children who visit Santa.

The Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club

The Venison for Food Banks of Preble County program is on-going. Anyone who takes a deer can donate all or part of the meat for the Foodbanks. We have sponsors who will take care of the processing fees. You may contact Brad Turner, Preble County Game Warden, or Curtis Early at 937-533-3226.

Beggars’ Night

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.

CCC Family Harvest Party Soup Supper

Community Christian Church will host their Family Harvest Party and Soup Supper on Saturday, Oct. 29. from 6-9 p.m. at 11 Dorsey Akers Drive. Bring the whole family and join us for a night of fun, games, prizes, and great food! Please invite all of your friends! For additional information contact the church at 839-4988.

CCC will host our Trunk or Treat, Monday, Oct. 31, from 6-9 p.m. at the church parking lot.

Annual Turkey Supper

West Alexandria Church of the Brethren is having their Annual Turkey Supper Saturday, Nov. 12, from 4:30 – 7 p.m. at 22 East Oak Street. Costs are: adults $8, children $3.50, Children under 3 years old are free. Carry out is available, elevator accessible for dine-in. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Any questions visit www.westalexcob.org or call 839-5417. Hope you can join us at 22 E. Oak Street.

Sr. Citizens Breakfast BINGO

The Sr. Citizens Breakfast BINGO, sponsored by the LYO, will be Saturday, Nov. 5. in the Fellowship Hall at Salem Lutheran Church, 70 E. Dayton Street. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and BINGO starts at 9:15 a.m. Reservations are required. To register, call Lindsay Watson at 937-733-6560 or call the church office at 839-4210.

Salem Lutheran Church

Our Haiti Mission Trip consists of possibly 12 people going from Salem to Haiti in February to help construct a house. We will need funds to purchase materials for building the house. The cost for each person to travel is $1350. You can be a part of this by contributing donations. Checks should be made out to Salem Lutheran Church with “Haiti” written in the memo portion of your check.

LYO will attend their third annual King’s Island Fear Fest Oct. 30. Meet in the Fellowship Hall at 10a.m. Cost of $20 includes an all-you-can-eat meal. An emergency medical form is required.

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.

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.

By Mary Lunsford

For The Register-Herald