Getting a handle on litter around Alton continues to be a goal of the Alton Beautification and Clean City Committee. There is City-Wide Clean Up scheduled for Saturday morning. Historically, several community service organizations and individuals participate in this event, with several meeting locations around town.
Groups can meet at the corner of 3rd and Belle Street in Downtown Alton, at Hellrung Park at the Central Avenue entrance in Middletown, in front of Joe K's Restaurant in North Alton, or outside Aunt Sam's Uptown Eatery in Upper Alton, according to Alton Mayor's Assistant Matt Asselmeier.
The event sees the number of participants grow each year, with more groups and individuals already committed to this fall's activities.