The Green Gift Bazaar will return the River Bend later this month at a new location. It has been held at the Riverbender.com Community Center on Third Street in Downtown Alton for a number of years, but there isn’t enough space there this year. It will be held this year at the YWCA on Third Street.
The fact that the bazaar is a showcase for artisans and other local vendors does not lend itself well to the frenzy that has become Black Friday, according to Alton Main Street Executive Director Sarah McGibany.
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She says they like having the event on Small Business Saturday, which is always held the day following Black Friday. This year, Small Business Saturday will be held November 29.