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Birthdays: Nancy Rosell, Lori Clark, Michael Meyers, Carter Haines, Brynlee Unger, Helen Voge, J.T. Robbins, Laura Unger, Dee Mattis, Dusty McCoy, In memory of Mary Maxson

Anniversaries: Ralf and Cary Mohr, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Jones, Lance and Jandee Mowell, Matt and Kathleen King, Jack and Diane Walker, Dan and Joyce Deeter

Farmers Market

The local Farmers’ Market and More is located at Peace Park and is held each Thursday from 5-8 p.m. through the end of August. This family friendly market will showcase local food vendors, local produce, local entertainment, local independent consultants including but not limited to Avon and Tupperware, and many local crafters.

Space is still available if you wish to be a vendor. Spaces are 10 x 10 and are $2 a week or $20 for the whole season. We offer free parking and have public restrooms. All money raised is used by the Celebration Committee to provide the community with fireworks for the July 4 Celebration in the Park. Contact Carol Lunsford at 839-4085 for additional information.

Every Thursday the Celebration Committee will sponsor entertainment during the Farmers Market. Thursday, July 3 - Entertainment for the evening features Preble Idol contestants, Terri, Darren and Bob. July 10 - Entertainment features Ron Anderson. July 17 - Entertainment features the Owens Family. Contact Deb Smith for additional information at 937-248-5503.

July 4 Celebration in the Park

We have an extensive line-up of food vendors, music and games for kids beginning at 1 p.m. at Peace Park on Friday, July 4. The Big Bang Boom Cruise-in Car and Bike Show runs from 4-7 p.m. The Lighted parade starts at 9:30 p.m. Any lighted motor-vehicle, including golf carts, or bicycles are to meet at the Salem Lutheran Church parking lot at 9p.m. for line up. Follow the parade to the TVS school parking lot and practice football field for the WA Celebration Committee Fireworks at 10 p.m. Come and enjoy a spectacular day and night of family entertainment!

Big Bang Boom

The July 4 Big Bang Boom Cruise-in Car and Bike Show runs from 4-7 p.m. as part of our July 4 Celebration in the Park. The first 100 entries will receive a T-shirt. Prize money for the top 20 cars and trucks, Best of Show and top 5 motorcycles is sponsored by Rodney Cobb Chevrolet Buick GMC. Entry Fee is $15. Entries are available on site, at The Pin Up Shoppe or at the Farmers’ Market at Peace Park from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday evenings. Contact Debbie Smith for additional info. at 937-248-5503.

American Legion

The thirteenth annual Car/Bike Show and Hog Roast will be Saturday, July 12 at James E. Ryan, Post 322, 1477 Ohio 503 South. The Cruise-in begins at 3 p.m., and includes dash plaques, trophies and raffle for entries. The Hog roast is 5-7 p.m. at a cost of $10 per plate. Flat Out band will play from 8 until midnight with no children admitted after 8 p.m..

The Senior Fun Brunch will be July 3, 10, 17 and 24 at the American Legion. Old time Country and Western music offered every Thursday 1-4 p.m. Coffee and snacks are provided and there is no cover charge. Featured Singers include Jack Fluty, Eddie Collett, Stoney Newman, Red King, Paul Boyd, Keith Brown, and Judy Lay. Guest singers welcome.

WAFD Cornhole Tournament

The WA Fire Department is holding a Cornhole Tournament Saturday, July 19, at the Firehouse, 25 E. Dayton St. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and games begin at 11 a.m. Cost is $30 per team. First place receives $200, second receives $100. Food, soda and water will be available for purchase at the event. Follow us on Facebook for more details.

TVRGC Annual Youth Night

Twin Valley Rod and Gun Club will hold their Annual Youth Night on July 15 from 6-8 p.m. at 9361 Germantown Pike. Youth 17 years and younger are invited. Supervised archery, bait-casting, rifle/air-rifle and shotgun shooting. Refreshments served. This event is made possible by Division of Wildlife Grant.

WACOCA Community Service

West Alexandria Community of Churches Association Annual Fourth of July Community Service will be held Sunday, July 6, beginning at 10 a.m. at Peace Park. A community church choir will meet to practice a patriotic anthem at 9 a.m. The Salem Church Sanctuary will be used if the weather doesn’t permit an outdoor service that day. The offering has been designated for the West Alexandria Food Bank.


Items needed this month are: egg noodles, box mashed potatoes, ramen noodles, peas, pancake syrup, can pasta and shampoo. You may contact the Foodbank at 839-1615. Hours are Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at St. John Church, 20 East South St. The first Sunday of each month, non-perishable donations can be brought to Salem and St. John Lutheran Churches.

St. John Lutheran Church, Ingomar

The next W/ELCA meeting will be July 10 at 7 p.m. Earla Donaldson will have the program and she and Kathy Eubank will serve refreshments.

Holden Prayer Around the Cross will be held on July 23 and Aug. 6 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the picnic shelter, when we can behold the sunset coming and hear the froggie chorus! These evenings of prayer will help to end our days of stress on a positive and peaceful note. Church members who are traveling on the weekend will have an opportunity to worship and fellowship with their sisters and brothers in Christ.

On Sunday, July 27, missionaries Jonathan and Michelle Voge will be attending 9 a.m. worship service and sharing their photos and stories from their lives in Cyprus. The worship service will be outside in the shelter followed by a carry-in meal.

Many of the youth traveled to Booneville, Arkansas in June for a mission trip. A report about the mission trip will be during worship service on Aug. 31.

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church

Sunday School Breakfast is available at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall on July 13. Guest Preacher will be Pastor Emeritus Daniel Snider. There will be a reception after church in honor of the sixtieth anniversary of his coronation from 1954.

Women of Salem “Summer Splash” will be July 15 in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m. with women from our church community for fellowship and food. Special speaker, Ron Vance, will present his Bible Sticks Program. Please RSVP no later than July 10 by calling the church secretary at 937-839-4210 or Brenda Wright, SWELCA President, at 937-456-3018.

Social Outings of Salem, S.O.S., will meet for a Carry-in and Cross-making at the Greg and Debbie Moore household on Sunday, July 27. Keep one or give a wooden, hand-made cross as gifts! Details are in the church library.

Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study will meet in the Fellowship Hall, Saturday, July 19 at 7:30 a.m. All men are welcome to join us.

Salem Lutheran Youth Organization has a weekly bible study each Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Weekly lessons consist of real life situations, how they relate to the Bible, and how God can help! Guest speakers will also talk on occasion. Bring friends and come hang out as we all learn how God is working in our lives each and every day!

We’re having an Overnight Family Camp-out July 18-19 at 6 p.m. at the Petelle Home. Bring your tents, sleeping bags, fishing poles, bait and snacks to share! Friends are always highly encouraged to attend with you! Remember to pick up a Permission to Travel/Emergency Medical form outside of the Youth Director’s office. This is required for anyone under the age of 18 to participate in LYO events.

Youth Committee Meetings will be held the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. These meetings are open to all youth, parents and members who would like to contribute ideas for the youth. Contact Youth Director, Lindsay Watson, at 937-733-6560 or Lindsay.watson1127@gmail.com or email SalemLutheranChurchLYO@gmail.com.

Marie Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Applications are available for members in the Church Office Secretary’s door. Completed application and required documents are due no later than July 15 and can be returned to the Church Secretary’s office or mailed to Salem Lutheran Church, 70 E. Dayton Street. For additional information, contact Darlene Bassler at 937-839-5073.

Coups for Troops was created to assist families of those who serve our country in the U.S. military. Commissaries overseas accept manufacturer coupons up to two months past expiration. Save your recently expired or current coupons and place them in the basket provided in the church library. Please no pet supplies or local restaurants.

Salem Lutheran Church Summer Schedule: Sunday School classes for all ages at 9 a.m. and Worship at 10 a.m. “Like” our facebook page to get the latest news related to our congregation, listed as Salem Lutheran Church of West Alexandria. Church office phone is 937-839-4210.

WA Library Summer Reading

There are weekly contests and activities for prizes and a chance for a grand prize at the end of the Summer Reading Program. Do-it-yourself crafts are available. Make a craft and receive a sweet treat. Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. is Children’s Story time; snacks, story and messy crafts!

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