The annual Greater Madison County Federation of Labor, Alton Labor Day Parade is today in upper Alton. The parade steps off from the Alton Middle School parking lot and makes its way through upper Alton before finishing back at the school. The parade starts at 10am.
Alton area lawmakers Senator Bill Haine and Representative Dan Beiser are the parade marshals this year. Following the parade, union members and their families participate in a large picnic and softball tournament at Gordon Moore Park. The parade precedes the parade that takes place on Labor Day in Granite City. Motorists will be diverted around the parade route which will include College Avenue at the Middle School, to Washington, then to Edwards, across to Main Street, north to Amelia, then returning to Washington Avenue and back to College and the Middle School Parking lot.