Alderson cancels celebration

Unfortunately, all July 4th Celebration activities in Alderson, have been canceled. Although the town is making great progress in clean up, there are many factors that have to be looked at with the continuance of the celebration. There are some public health issues. While streets and sidewalks are likely to be cleaned by the day of the parade, it would be impossible to keep spectators off grassy areas which might still harbor bacteria left by the receding water. There is also some standing water in low lying areas which do not drain well.