The highly anticipated Volume 5 of the series “Alderson: History Highlights and Tantalizing Tidbits” has just been released.
Researched and written by Belinda Anderson, this volume has the sub-title “A Town of Industrious People” and features a family of store owners; the sales innovation of cash and carry stores; the lumber trade; the daughter of a three time presidential candidate; architect Walter F. Martens; Dr. Eldridge H. Campbell, Jr. and much more.
Each volume has focused on a different aspect of this historic town and people eagerly await the next volume. A project of Alderson Main Street, the booklets make great gifts especially for an Aldersonian who lives away.
An autographed copy is especially nice and author Belinda Anderson will be signing copies at Alderson’s Store on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. until noon. Anderson’s other books including “Jackson vs. Witchy Wanda: Making Kid Soup”; “Buckle Up, Buttercup”; “The Well Ain’t Dry Yet”; and “The Bingo Cheaters” will also be available for purchase and can be autographed.
Next Saturday, Dec. 1, is a great time to explore Alderson as a “Gem of the Hills” all decorated for the holidays and visit the model train show at the Historic 1896 C&O Depot which will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Santaland will be open to delight children of all ages and the lights on the Santaland Express Train will be moving to the music.
For a special lunch, the Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church will be offering soups, sandwiches, drinks, and desserts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as well as the opportunity to shop their annual bazaar for unique items.
Volume 5 as well as Volumes 1-4 will be available throughout the holiday season at Alderson’s Store, Bridgewalk Shops, and the Historic 1896 C&O Depot.