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Alderson Jingle Bell Fun Fest 2012

 Amanda Bowden - December 10, 2012


Contact: Amanda Bowden (304-661-2858) or ac.bowden@hotmail.com

Alderson Jingle Bell Fun Fest

The Alderson 4th of July Committee is proud to present the first-ever Alderson Jingle Bell Fun Fest! This event is a fundraiser for the festival which faced an extreme hardship due to the remnants of the derecho storm that cancelled the annual July festival. The funds raised at this event will go toward building back the treasury to allow a fantastic 2013 festival. The committee would like to thank Alderson Medical Center for their help in sponsoring this event!

The Jingle Bell Fun Fest is on Saturday, December 15, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and will be held at the Alderson Community Center. The Jingle Bell Fun Fest will be the first of its kind in the Greenbrier Valley with a schedule of events that has something for everyone! In addition to the great events listed below, you will find:

Vendors and Crafters
Pictures with Santa
Letters to Santa and Crafts for Children
Announcements of winners for the races and raffle
And more things to be added!

Kicking off the holiday fun will be a special treat for young and old with a “Breakfast with Santa” from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. The breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, a holiday treat for the children, and beverages. Breakfast is pay-at-the-door and $5 a plate. Santa will be arriving from the North Pole just in time for this special breakfast! Photo opportunities will be available.

Beginning at 12:00 pm, racers will be on their mark for the Children’s Santa Chase! Our “special guest” will lead off this fun run and walk for ages 10 and under. This event will be a fun, non-competitive course starting at the community center and going around the elementary school and back up. Each child will receive a goody bag. Prizes will be awarded for Overall Best Holiday Costume, Best Santa Look-a-Like, Frosty’s Choice, the Reindeer Way and more! The cost is $10 per child to participate with discounts for multiple children. There will have safety personnel along the course however; children must be accompanied by an adult for safety.

Get your bells on! The Greenbrier Valley’s first-ever Jingle Bell Fun Run and Walk will step off at 1:00 pm on December 15, at the Alderson Community Center. This Jingle Bell Fun Run and Walk is a fun and festive way to kick off the holiday season and help a community in need. This event is a 2 Mile Fun Run and Walk through Alderson. There is a $15 entry fee per person or $25 per couple. Register by phone (304-661-2858), email (alderson4th@gmail.com), or on the day of the event (all participants must be registered by 12:30pm). Prizes will be awarded in various fun and unique categories such as: Best Costumes, Most Bells, the Scrooge, Most Holiday Spirit, and more! Every participant will receive a gift. Keep in mind this is not a timed event however, there will be an official timer for those interested in knowing their time. Prizes will be announced at 2:00 in the community center. We encourage participants to wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Run or walk the two mile route with a team or by yourself and celebrate the season by giving.

All aboard! Come one, Come all to see the “Polar Express” movie and bring all of your friends and family. The Polar Express Movie Presentation will begin at 2:30pm in the gym of the Alderson Community Center. Wear your pajamas, bring blankets and pillows and get comfortable for this special treat. Popcorn and snacks will be available. $2 admission for children. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

If you are interested in being a vendor or crafter at this event please contact vendor coordinator by calling or texting 304-661-2858, Emailing alderson4th@gmail.com, or sending a message on our Face book page. The cost of a 10x10 booth with one table and 2 chairs is $10 and limited booths available with electricity for $15. All booths are on a first come, first serve basis. Pre-Registration and payment is required. Booths will fill up fast.

The Alderson 4th of July Celebration is West Virginia’s Largest 4th of July Celebration. The festival was also named West Virginia’s Best 4th of July Fireworks Presentation by WV Living Magazine. For additional information on the Alderson 4th of July Celebration visit www.alderson4th.com. Please contact Event Coordinator at 304-661-2858, alderson4th@gmail.com, or the Face book page.

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