Today is the day the family of the late Bud Schwegel will honor his memory with a customer appreciation event at the grocery store bearing their name.  Schwegel's Grocery Store at Alby and 9th Street in Alton will have free food, a bounce house, drawings, and conversations this afternoon from 4-7pm on their parking lot.

Bud's son Mike Schwegel, President of Pearl Market Incorporated, says they chose October 3 for the event because it was their father's birthday.

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He says there will be a raffle with prizes including barbecue grills, coolers, a tablet, and the grand prize of a shopping cart dash through the store where you can fill your cart with anything in the store.

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