WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Drew Rivers, Justin Evans, Todd Sidle, Robert Carico, Paul Erslan, Fred Habekost, Abby Horton, Rhonda Haines, Jason Hora, David Lee, in memory of Clarence Ulrich.
Anniversaries this week: Dr. John and Danielle Ulrich, Don and Anita House, Lonnie and Tammy Line.
Christmas in the Village Craft Bazaar
Saturday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. the WA Celebration Committee will hold its annual Christmas in the Village Craft Bazaar at the Third Street Gymnasium.
Sunday, Dec. 3, from 4-7 p.m. the WA Celebration Committee is sponsoring their annual Christmas in the Village. Visit area businesses, enjoy the lighted parade, Santa Claus and the many door prizes! The West Alexandria Celebration Committee raises funds to supply fireworks for July 4, as well as new toys for Santa Villa each year.
Santa will be visiting with children and handing out gifts at Santa Villa on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10 and 11, from 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 17, from 2-4 p.m. the WA Celebration Committee will be holding the Holiday Treat Shop at Santa Villa. The West Alexandria Celebration Committee raises funds to supply new toys for Santa Villa each year.
Foodbank served 65 families during October. This includes 25 seniors, 72 children and totals 230 individuals. Needs are tuna, ramen noodles, pork & beans, pancake syrup, shampoo, toothpaste and bar soap. 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 St. John Lutheran Ingomar and Salem Lutheran Church on the first Sunday of each month.
The Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club
The Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club is sponsoring its 34th annual turkey shoot each Sunday through November at 1 p.m. This event is open to everyone and we hope to see a nice crowd. This is our main fundraiser each year. Come on out and win turkeys, hams, bacon and packages of mixed kinds of meat. Money shoots are also held.
The Venison for Food Banks of Preble County program is ongoing. 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.
Haiti Mission Spaghetti Dinner — Salem’s Haiti Mission is holding a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 4:30-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall to raise funds for the trip to Haiti in February. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 10 years of age. In February, while in Haiti, the team will help construct a house for an orphanage in Bon Repos, and will need funds to purchase materials. The cost for each person to travel is $1,350 which does not include materials for building. 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. Salem Lutheran Church is located at 70 E. Dayton Street.
The Salem Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study meets at 7:30 a.m. the third Saturday of each month. The next meeting is Saturday, Nov. 19, in the Fellowship Hall.
LYO will host a Youth Bingo and Bible Study Saturday, Nov. 19, in the Fellowship Hall from 7-9 p.m. Dinner will be provided; bring your friends!
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.
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 Ingomar
The women of the church will lead their annual Thank Offering Service on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 9 a.m. The Rev. Sharon Amos will be speaking on Oasis House, a non-profit based in Dayton, whose mission is to offer hope to women in the sex industry by promoting healing, restoration, and empowerment through Christ’s unconditional love, teaching practical life skills, and mentoring the transformational process. Anyone in the community is welcome to attend!
Thanksgiving Eve worship service is Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. The theme is “Ever Thankful Hearts.”
Midweek Advent services begin Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. Prior to the services are carry-in meals which begin at 6:15 p.m.
Themes for the services are: Nov. 30 – Blue Christmas; Dec. 7 — Lessons and Carols; Dec. 14 — Lessons and Carols; De. 21 — Holden Evening Prayer. We hope you will join us!