TOWN OF ALDERSONPOST OFFICE BOX 179CITY BUILDING—202 SOUTH MONROE STREETALDERSON, WEST VIRGINIA 24910TELEPHONE (304) 445-2916NEWS RELEASE - 8-28-2017
Contact: Mayor Travis Copenhaver 304-445-2916 / Margaret Hambrick 304-646-2439
Alderson Town Picnic A SuccessNearly 200 people came together for food, fun, and fellowship on Sunday evening, August 27 at the Municipal Park in Alderson. The picnic was jointly sponsored by the Town of Alderson; Alderson Park Commission; Lions Club; Main Street; Alderson Volunteer Fire Department; Senior Center; Community Center; Women’s Club; Lutheran Church; Blue Sulphur CEOS; and too many volunteers to list.People from the town and surrounding area were greeted by the Blue Sulphur CEOs and given a name tag as a way of insuring that long-time residents became acquainted with newer comers and vice versa. Meat, drinks, and paper products were provided and the tables were soon groaning with a delicious assortment of side dishes and desserts brought by the attendees. Billy and Dawn Painter had already cooked the BBQ but the hotdogs were put on the grill.An assortment of music from the 60s and 70s enlivened the gathering as a lot of visiting went on around the picnic shelter. The kids ran and played on the ball fields and courts.After a few short comments by Mayor Travis Copenhaver and a prayer by Rev. Richard Lohmeyer, the eating began.Mayor Copenhaver said, “I really appreciate the hard work of all those who put this together. It is great to see our small town come together and enjoy each other’s company. It is a bit of Americana which may be lost elsewhere but not here.”(Click on Photos for larger view)
The crowd lines up for food at the Alderson Town Picnic.
Two old friends, Jim Russell (left), President of Alderson Main Street, and Hugh Harris (right)catch up.