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Improving The Community One Project At A Time” PO Box 117 -  Alderson W Va.  24910 Made with Xara © Alderson Main Street 2013 ALDERSON UNVEILS TOWN FLAG The Town of Alderson has had a design for its flag since February 22, 1973 when the Town Seal in various forms  was adopted. It just never got the design onto a flag. E. Sterling “Tod” Hanger, Jr. created the design when he was still in high school. Mr. Hanger said, “I have always wanted to have the flag produced and am very excited to see this happening.” This year, Alderson Main Street decided to produce town flags for sale as a fund raising project. Council approved Main Street’s request to use the logo and, with the help of Myrna Dembowski, the daughter of Eugene Ernest  Boyd who was a graduate of Alderson High School’s Class of 1939, two versions of the town flag have been  produced. The Town flag and two new flag poles will be dedicated at a Ceremony at Alderson Alumni Park at 3:00 p.m. on  Friday, July 3. One flagpole was provided by the local VFW, Jack Gadd, Commander, and the other by Mitch  Keadle in honor of his sister. The flag will be dedicated in honor of Eugene Ernest Boyd. The first version of the Alderson flag is 3’ x 5’ and has grommets for flying from a traditional flag pole. The first 10  are numbered and the first three will be auctioned off at the Community Homecoming Banquet at the Alderson  Community Center for the Arts and Humanities starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 3, by Auctioneer Randy  Burdette. The second version is 2’ x 3’ and has a sleeve for flying from a decorative flag pole. These will be for sale during  the July 4th Celebration and are priced at $30 each. Mayor Luther Lewallen said, “We are indebted to Tod Hanger and Alderson Main Street for producing these flags.  I hope to see one flying from every porch very soon.” Designer and producer Tod Hanger and Mayor Luther Lewallen are seen holding the new town flag. (Click photo for larger view.)