By Heather Clower
The Parsons Advocate
Bear Paw Lodge in Canaan Valley was the place to be for the Thirtieth Annual Uncle Sam’s Birthday Celebration Elimination Dinner. For just $125, guests gained exclusive access for two to a phenomenal dinner, catered by the lodge, consisting of salad, cheese and cracker platters, shrimp, beef, and vegetables. Desert was a succulent blueberry cheesecake and there was access to a fully stocked bar for anyone interested. In addition, you received one of 250 chances to win a door prize, a chance at cash prizes, or if you were one of the last few remaining, a chance at grand prize of $10,000. All but one of the tickets was sold with the last one being up for auction towards the end of the night.