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Improving The Community One Project At A Time” PO Box 117 -  Alderson W Va.  24910 © Alderson Main Street 2014 ALDERSON CANDIDATE IN TURN THIS TOWN AROUND CONTEST The Town of Alderson, WV has been selected as one of seven candidates with a population under 1500 in the 2015  “Turn This Town Around” contest sponsored by West Virginia Focus, WV Public Broadcasting, and the WV  Community Development Hub.  The winner will be determined by on-line voting with one vote per computer address.   Please go to to vote for Alderson. The winning town will receive a wide variety of support as citizens come together to identify ways they can improve  their community and their economy. Communities will receive training and hands-on assistance in planning and  implementing projects to beautify their towns, revitalize their downtowns, build new businesses, and diversify their  economies. In addition, each community will have access to additional resources they can only receive through Turn  This Town Around, including technical assistance from a numerous agencies and organizations from across the state. The inaugural issue of WV Focus magazine featured the two towns selected last year - Matwan and Grafton.   Numerous groups throughout the state have been working with those communities during the last year.  As a  publication dedicated to West Virginia businesses, it seemed natural that this magazine would want to help WV towns  and cities develop and grow and they are among the partners sponsoring this year’s contest. Online voting begins December 2, 2014 and continues through the end of the day on December 9, 2014.  It is  important that people who care about Alderson and the Greenbrier Valley vote.  Mayor Travis Copenhaver said,  “Please vote for Alderson and ask all your friends and neighbors to vote as well.  Use social media to spread the word and get us votes from all over the country.  Winning this contest, with the professional development help it brings, will  be a tremendous boost to all the things we are already doing.” Contact:   Margaret Hambrick   or   Lynda Howe                 304-445-7242                304-445-2005