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November 24, 2010
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mayor Luther Lewallen

Celebrate Christmas in Alderson!

The Town of Alderson is going to be alive with the Christmas spirit from Friday, December 3, 2010 through December 5, 2010. Leading off the festivities will be the annual Christmas parade at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 4:00 p.m., the Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church will be holding its annual Christmas Bazaar. The bazaar will feature unique crafts, baked goods, a “white elephant” sale, and a silent auction. The church will be serving lunch both days. “We will serve homemade soup, sandwich, dessert, and drink for the low, bargain price of $5.00,” stated Patty Proffitt, one of the ladies in charge of the bazaar. “We hope to have many visitors to our bazaar and lunch.”

It will be “all aboard” for fun for model train lovers on Sunday, December 5, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Alderson Depot. The depot will be filled with three model train layouts: one HO scale, one O scale, and one G scale. The father and son team of Rick and Zackary Burns have put together a winter scene in HO scale. Their attention to detail within the scene will captivate the viewer. Lee Skaggs will once again show an O scale layout. Skaggs laughed, “My wife has been reading a book about the great illustrator, Norman Rockwell. She has convinced me that my layout should look like a scene that Norman Rockwell would paint. It features iced-over water near a country church and someone bringing home a Christmas tree in their pickup truck.” Sure to delight children of all ages is Santa’s Holiday Express train which is a G scale model train layout. This train is fully animated and features Santa as the engineer waving from the locomotive to onlookers and a host of elves working on the train cars that follow. It takes several minutes of studying to fully absorb all that is happening aboard Santa’s train. In addition to the train layouts, the depot will be filled with railroad-themed Christmas decorations. E. Sterling “Tod” Hanger with the C & O Historical Society will be on hand with a display and train photographs by Jill Highlander of Creation Photography will be displayed and available for sale. To encourage all to come visit the model train show, the admission is free.

To add to the festivity of the weekend, Alderson’s Store and Wolf Creek Gallery will both be holding open house on Saturday, December 4, 2010, and Sunday, December 5, 2010. The stores will be open normal business hours on Saturday and on Sunday, Alderson’s Store will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Wolf Creek Gallery will be open from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Betty Alderson of Alderson’s Store said, “I have just returned from a buying trip to Atlanta where I purchased the latest in jewelry and accessories fashions. Whether you want jewelry and accessories for gifts or for your own use, I believe that you will find something that you will like at Alderson’s Store.” Patti Grafton of Wolf Creek Gallery said, “We have many wonderful Christmas gift ideas. I look forward to seeing everyone on December 4th and 5th.”