You can take part in tonight's 3rd Thursday event in Downtown Alton and possibly take home a free gift.  The promotion made its return last month with "A Taste of Alton".  This month's theme is "Come Happy, Come Hungry, Come Ugly."

Wear your ugliest sweater and have your photo taken at Party on Broadway to enter, and the public will judge via online vote to determine the winner of a $25 gift certificate.  Alton Main Street Executive Director Sara McGibany tells The Big Z a lot of Downtown businesses are participating in tonight's activities.

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There will also be a scavenger hunt.  A photo album will be placed on the event’s facebook page showing items that have been donated by various shop owners, and if you can find the item somewhere in the 18 shops it’s yours to keep for free.  For more details, click here:


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