Alton Marketplace one again presents the Taste of Downtown next month, the night before the big tree lighting at Lincoln Douglas Square. Nearly 20 local businesses will participate, and visitors will get to sample foods and desserts, all to raise money for the downtown organization.

Event organizer Nancy Elson says they are expecting another big crowd at the Temple Banquet Center:

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Tickets are $10 per person, and the event is open to the public. It takes place on Thursday November 17 from 5-8pm, and advance tickets can be purchased at the Alton CVB office on Broadway, or a Bosanova Restaurant on West Third Street. The Tree Lighting at Lincoln Douglas Square will be held the next night, November 18.