Work has begun on the new mural at 9th and Piasa streets in Alton, but organizers are still looking for ways to cover the costs associated with its creation. Alton Main Street has announced plans for a quarter auction to be held on August 23rd with proceeds going to purchase the materials for creating the protective top coat that will help preserve the mural. A quarter auction allows people to place bids on various items using nothing more than a quarter.

Alton Main Street Executive Director Sara McGibany says they have a target amount they would like to raise.

McGibany Comments

The auction will be held on the 3rd floor of the Temple Banquet Facility located at
300 State Street in Alton on August 23rd. For more information call 463-1016.

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