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Alderson in the running for "Turn This Town Around"

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Statewide, Alderson is known for the best 4th of July celebration. Those who live there, however, say their town could use a little work.

Thanks to the "Turn this Town Around" campaign, Alderson, one of eight towns in the state, now has the chance to be restored to its former glory.

The campaign is run by a partnership between West Virginia Focus, the West Virginia Community Development Hub, and West Virginia Public Broadcasting. West Virginians vote for the town they want to be restored and literally help turn a town around.

"Turn this Town Around" is not just about restoring old buildings. The campaign will work with local schools, bring in more businesses, improve livability and work to make a the community better all around.

Only two towns will be selected, one from the northern part of the state and one from the southern part.

To cast your vote for the town you would like to see transformed, visit wvfocus.com/turn-this-town-around. Voting ends Friday.