[caption id="attachment_34064" align="alignleft" width="188"]<img class=" wp-image-34064" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/08\/Alderson-giveaway-pic.jpg" alt="" width="188" height="251" \/> Alderson giveaway: Chef Rich Lohmeyer is ready to treat the winner and five friends to a gourmet dinner at the Old Victorian Inn as part of a raffle package from Alderson Main Street.[\/caption]\r\n<h1>Alderson Main Street is offering a fabulous mini-getaway to their charming town. It will be an evening in Alderson that the winning ticket holder, along with five of their family and friends, will never forget. The drawing for this great prize will be held on Sept. 2, and the winner will be notified by phone.<\/h1>\r\nIncluded in this wonderful package is accommodation for six at the Historic Old Victorian Inn in Alderson on Oct. 19. Imagine yourself sitting in the parlor of the Inn enjoying hors d\u2019oeuvres and good conversation prior to being served a gourmet dinner in the beautifully appointed dining room.\r\n\r\nThe gourmet dinner will be prepared by \u201cChef\u201d Rich Lohmeyer, a local pastor who has quite a reputation in the area as a great cook. He started cooking back on the farm with his mother and helped pay his way through seminary by working in the kitchen and cooking. He loves to read cookbooks and is always ready to try new recipes. He has been auctioned off as a chef many times for fundraisers at his churches; cooked for Oktoberfest at two churches; prepared corned beef and cabbage St. Patrick\u2019s Day dinners several times; and was a part of the \u201cMen Who Cook\u201d fundraiser for Communities in Schools this year. Lohmeyer\u2019s idea of relaxing is to cook a huge meal with new recipes, although nothing is ever too complicated or takes too long. Soups are a specialty.\r\n\r\nAfter a good night\u2019s rest in the comfy private bedrooms, there will be a scrumptious breakfast at the inn. Then, it will be time for shopping, as the winner will receive gift certificates for shopping at local merchants including: $25 from Alderson\u2019s Store, $25 from the Artisan\u2019s Gallery, $25 from Bridgewalk Shops, and a gift basket from Sunset Berry Farms.\r\n\r\nTickets are available at the shops and Visitor\u2019s Center in Alderson or by calling 304-445-7348. Tickets are available for a donation of $5 each, or five tickets for $20. All proceeds from the raffle will be go to the many projects of Alderson Main Street whose mission is to further the economic development of the Town of Alderson by improving the appearance of the town, fostering tourism and marketing the town and its businesses.