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4th of July, a major boost for Alderson business

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 ALDERSON (WVVA) -- The population of Alderson goes from a little more than 1,000 to an estimated 16,000 people over the Fourth of July weekend.

The city put on their annual parade and Independence Day festivities July 4-6 this year, a tradition that's more than 50 years strong.

Many have made the case that Alderson has the biggest Fourth of July celebration in the mountain state.  The event brings outside money that the community otherwise would not see.

"We enjoy having everyone here, and spending their money," jokes Richard Parker, chair of the Alderson Fourth of July bash.  "It helps us out a lot."

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