1928 - Alderson High School - 1968
Alderson’s 4th Of July Celebration ALDERSON, WEST VIRGINIA 24910 June 24th - July 5th NEWS RELEASE - May 16, 2017
Schedule Of Events *SATURDAY, JUNE 24* 8:00 a.m. Youth Bicycle Race Registration - Alderson Memorial Football Field (3 age divisions) 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 9:00 a.m. Youth Bicycle Race - Sponsored by Tri-County Fire Company Contact Jimmy Massey (304-445- 7686) *THURSDAY, JUNE 29* 1:00 p.m. Judging Home and Business Decorating Contest Contact Doris Griffith (304-667-7817) *FRIDAY, JUNE 30* 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Firemen’s Rodeo (Alderson Memorial Football Field) – Free Admission – Sponsored by Alderson Fire Department & EMS Contact Rick Honaker (304-445-7420) *SATURDAY, JULY 1* 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Run for Snacks 5K Registration – Alderson Public Library 9:00 a.m. Run for Snacks 5K Race – Walk or Run Event. All ages welcome. Contact Phyllis Auvil (auvilphyllis@hotmail.com) 11:00 a.m. Cornhole Tournament (Alderson Memorial Football Field) Adult and Children (12 and under) Tournament. Entry Fee $10.00 per team. (No pre-registration required) Prizes and ribbons. Sponsored by Alderson Fire & EMS. Contact Jessie Willis (304-661-6183) 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. “All American Baking Contest” (Community Center Kitchen) Entries must be dropped off between Noon - 1:00 p.m.  2017 Theme: Best decorated 4th of July sheet cake. Sponsored by Little Debbie Distributors. Contact Jessie Willis (304-661-6183) - 1st $75.00, 2nd $50.00 and 3rd $25.00 1:00 p.m. Horse Show – Glen Ray City Building. $10 Entry Fee and 4 Jackpot Classes $25. Contact Michelle (304-520-2315) 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Ice Cream Social – Alderson Visitors Center (Old Gulf Station) Contact Jim Russell, President of Alderson Main Street (304-445-4080) 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Open House at Alderson Community Center 5:30 p.m. Presentation – Declaration of Independence – Alderson Community Center 6:30 p.m. 4th of July Banquet (Alderson Community Center) Served buffet style with catered food – Please make reservations by June 28 to ensure you have a seat - $13.00 per person in advance, $16.00 at the door, 12 and under $8.00. Contact Linda Loudermilk (304-445-7520) or by email lloud64@yahoo.com 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Kids Night (Alderson Memorial Football Field) Bring the kids out for a free fun evening with a movie @ 8pm *SUNDAY, JULY 2* 11:00 a.m. Sunday Worship Service—Alderson Area Churches cordially invite you to attend the church of your choice. 12:00 p.m. White Water Canoe Race—Fort Spring—Registration starts at 12:00 p.m. and the race starts at 1:00 p.m. – a timed event on the Greenbrier River, total distance 7 miles – canoe & kayak divisions – Contact Jessie Willis (304-661-6183) 1:30 p.m. River Events – Enjoy an afternoon of fun in the cozy green water of the Greenbrier River at the Alderson Mini Park – Bring a seat. and enjoy! Men, women and children and anything that floats races. Contact Jessie Willis (304-661-6183) 7:00 p.m. Gospel Sing (Alderson Memorial Football Field) Bring your own lawn chair or blanket and enjoy an evening of gospel music by various local artists. Sponsored by the Alderson River of Life Church. No admission, but donations will be accepted.  Contact Anthony Carter (304-832-6124) or Jessie Willis (304- 661-6183). In the event of inclement weather, the gospel sing will be moved to the Alderson River of Life Church on Rt. 63. Concessions  Inflatables  Duck Tickets on Sale All Day – Contact Karen Lobban (304-445-7730) *MONDAY, JULY 3* 7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. 7 Mile Ford Band (Alderson Memorial Field) Admission $5 per person. Children 6 and under free. Bring your own chair - (Rain or Shine). *TUESDAY, JULY 4* 8:00 a.m. Arts, Crafts & Commercial Sales (Alderson Elementary School Grounds) Contact Karen Lobban. (304-445-7730) 8:00 a.m. Parade Line Up - Alderson Elementary School on Virginia St line up depends on your arrival. Contact Rick Parker (304-445-2709) 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Throttle Throbs Car Show (Old Greenbrier Baptist Church Parking Lot) North Monroe Street - Contact Ron Ness (304-645-5055) 10:30 a.m. 2017 Grand Parade - Queens, floats, cars, bicycles, tractors, horses and fire engines. Trophies and prizes in all categories.  Something for everyone! After parade, trophies and prizes can be picked up at Alderson Memorial Football Field. Contact Rick Parker (304-445-2709) 1:00 p.m. Stuart’s Hot Dawg Eating Contest - Stuart’s Smokehouse, Rt. 63 Registration begins at 12:00 noon. 1st $500.00, 2nd $100.00 and 3rd $50.00. 12 & under 1st $50.00, 2nd $25.00 and 3rd $10.00 For more information call (304-445-dawg (3294) 1:00 p.m. Presentation of Colors - Introducing Miss Fireworks and her Court, Sr. Miss Fireworks, Junior Miss Fireworks, Little Miss Fireworks, Mr. and Miss Sparkler, Mr. and Miss Baby Sparkler, and Fourth of July Salute - Awarding of parade prizes - raising of flag by Greenbrier East High School Jr. R.O.T.C. and the VFW Post #6723 (Alderson Memorial Football Field) 1:30 p.m. Field Events - Afternoon filled with fun and events for everyone - Races of all kinds. (No pre- registration required) (Alderson Memorial Football Field) Contact Jesse Willis (304-661-6183) 4:00 p.m. Tug of War - Greenbrier vs. Monroe and Kids Tug of War *PLEASE CLEAR THE FOOTBALL FIELD* 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The Worx Band (Alderson Memorial Football Field) Admission $5 per person for show and fireworks. Children 6 and under free.  Bring your own chair – (Rain or Shine)  Gates will not open until after the fireworks 10:00 p.m. Introduction and Crowning of Miss Fireworks 2017 and her Court 10:15 p.m. Grand Fireworks Display - The Alderson Fire Department will put on the best show in Greenbrier County featuring marvelous aerial and ground displays - (Alderson Memorial Football Field) Concessions  Inflatables  Duck Tickets on Sale All Day – Contact Karen Lobban (304-445-7730) *WEDNESDAY, JULY 5* 6:00 p.m. Ducks on the Greenbrier - Rubber Duck Race (Alderson Mini Park) Grand Prize $5,000, Second Prize $1,000, Third Prize $500.00 and many other prizes. For tickets and information contact Karen Lobban (304-445-7730) Rubber Duck Tickets on Sale Now & Every Day During Celebration -- YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN.  Presented By: Alderson 4th of July Committee, Alderson Fire Dept. & EMS, Miss Fireworks Committee, and the Woman’s Club of Alderson Sponsored By: Alderson 4th of July Committee, Alderson Lions Club, Alderson Fire Dept. & EMS, Town of Alderson, Tri-County Fire Company, Alderson Main Street NO PETS ALLOWED! For more details, go to their website @ www.alderson4th.com - email: alderson4th@gmail.com Happy 4th Of July - Hope You Have A Lot Of Fun!