[caption id="attachment_29396" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]<img class="size-full wp-image-29396" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/09\/alderson-pic-1.jpg" alt="" width="1024" height="768" \/> The crowd lines up for food at the Alderson Town Picnic.[\/caption]\r\n<h1>Nearly 200 people came together for food, fun, and fellowship on Sunday evening, Aug. 27 at the Municipal Park in Alderson.<\/h1>\r\nThe 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\u2019s Club; Lutheran Church;\u00a0 Blue Sulphur CEOS; and too many volunteers to list.\r\n\r\nPeople 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.\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_29397" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]<img class="size-full wp-image-29397" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/09\/alderson-pic-2.jpg" alt="" width="1024" height="768" \/> Two old friends, Jim Russell (left), president of Alderson Main Street, and Hugh Harris catch up.[\/caption]\r\n\r\nMeat, 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.\u00a0 Billy and Dawn Painter had already cooked the barbecue but the hot dogs were put on the grill.\r\n\r\nAn assortment of music from the \u201860s and \u201870s 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.\r\n\r\nAfter a few short comments by Mayor Travis Copenhaver and a prayer by Rev. Richard Lohmeyer, the eating began. Mayor Copenhaver said, \u201cI really appreciate the hard work of all those who put this together.\u00a0 It is great to see our small town come together and enjoy each other\u2019s company.\u00a0 It is a bit of Americana which may be lost elsewhere but not here."