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Strawberry Time In Alderson Press Release Alderson Main Street On Saturday, May 28 the town of Alderson will hold their first annual Strawberry Festival with Sunset Berry Farm &  Produce (and friends) leading the charge. The Alderson Strawberry Festival, Garden Sale & Flea Market is a major fund raising event for local non-profits. The schedule below will give an idea of just some of what is happening during the  day. Activities for the kids will be all day, including face painting. The Big Wheel Restaurant will have specials on strawberry  milkshakes and sundaes. Look for discounted strawberry items at the Green Grocer and the Exxon Station. The shops  of Alderson will be open with wonderful spring items. The Alderson Thrift Shop has some great items and is a fund raiser for the Alderson Ministerial Association. The Flea Market is open to non-profits for fund raising. The Girl Scouts will have a Dunking Booth (dunk your favorite  presidential candidate!); Alderson Main Street will sell Strawberry Iced Tea & Lemonade next to Alumni Park; the  Johnson Memorial Methodist Church is donating their proceeds to the Center for Hope; money is being raised for the  Alderson Food Pantry through strawberry recipe booklets and hand dipped strawberries; Greenbrier East Agriculture will have a rubber duck pond. Strawberry Festival post cards and t-shirts will be on sale at the Visitor Center. There is something for everyone in the family! If you are interested in being a part of this event; flea market (non-profits), garden sale, market (this can include crafts)  or pie contest (pie or cobbler) contact Lynda Howe at 304-520-2473. Then on Monday May 30, 6:30-8pm the Goodson Boys will play on the Alderson Memorial Bridge.  Bring picnic, a chair  and your dancing shoes. Watch a beautiful sunset above the Greenbrier River and hills beyond. Come to Alderson, the Gem of the Hills, and experience someplace different. Time                      Event                                                    Location 6:30-9am               Strawberry Pancake Breakfast           Alderson Fire Department 8:30am                  Community Market Opens                  Visitor Center Parking Lot                               Strawberry Shortcake Toy Exhibit     Visitor Center 9am                       Garden Sale Opens                             Memorial Bridge                               Flea Market Opens                              Alumni Park                               Art in the Park  Opens                        Green Space                               Methodist Church Yard Sale               Methodist Church 10am                     Live Music                                           Visitor Center                               Methodist Church Lunch                    Methodist Church 11am                     Crazy Straw Contest                           Visitor Center Noon                     Live Music                                           Visitor Center 1pm                       Strawberry (Dessert) Pie Contest      Visitor Center 2pm                       Pie Auction                                         Visitor Center 3pm                       Event Closes (photo credits: Presidio Studios / click for larger view)