The Labor Day weekend starts today, and with it comes the tradition of the Bethalto Homecoming.  The 85th annual event held on the grounds of the City Park runs the entire length of the holiday weekend, and wraps up with discounted rides all day Monday. 

The homecoming is co-sponsored by Bethalto's Fire Department and American Legion, and kicks off at 5pm today.  Fire Chief Rich Mersinger says it’s a great local event that a lot of people look forward to:

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Rides start at 6pm tonight, and at 1pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday.   The Homecoming Parade steps off from South Prairie and Highway 140 north to City Park at 11am tomorrow.  For more information, search for Bethalto Homecoming 2015 at


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