TOWN OF ALDERSONPOST OFFICE BOX 179CITY BUILDING—202 SOUTH MONROE STREETALDERSON, WEST VIRGINIA 24910TELEPHONE (304) 445-2916NEWS RELEASE - Date: May 15, 2017
Contact: Mayor Travis Copenhaver 304-445-2916 / Margaret Hambrick 304-646-2439
Banner For Strawberry Festival ReadyAt the regular Council meeting of the Town of Alderson on Thursday, May 11, a new banner for the upcoming Strawberrry Festival was presented to the town.The Strawberry Festival in 2016 was a huge success and the second one to be held on Saturday, May 27, promises to be bigger and better. To help with the advertising, the Strawberry Festival Committee provided materials to the Federal Prison Camp and one of their inmates drew this beautiful banner under the direction of Lisa Vandall and with the support of Warden Wilson.Mystik Miller is the director of the festival which is supported by Alderson Main Street and the Town of Alderson. It will be held on Saturday, May 27 from 10-3 throughout the town. It will start at 7:00 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at the Alderson Volunteer Fire Department and include live music, food, and a dessert contest. Most activities begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be yard sales throughout the town and flea market. Kids can participate in a crazy straw contest, run through a hay maze, and walk a set course.Mayor Travis Copenhaver said, “We are excited that the Strawberry Festival is back this year! So many organizations participated last year and raised funds for their good work and we hope for even more this year. We welcome everyone.”PHOTO CAPTION:(L to R) Sarah Alderson and Fawn Valentine holding the Strawberry Festival Banner.