ALTON - The Alton Police Department has announced the closure of a portion of East Broadway for Friday night's Broadway Bash.

The bash will be a reception for producers of The Small Business Revolution, including host Amanda Brinkman and this season's co-host Ty Pennington of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. East Broadway is closed from Langdon to George Streets. A Facebook post by the Alton Police Department assured the street would be open again by noon Saturday.

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Brinkman and Pennington will be announcing the six businesses being featured on the third season of the show, which is sponsored by the Minneapolis-based Deluxe Corporation and airs on Hulu, YouTube and the Deluxe Corporation's website. Not only will those businesses be featured on the show, they will also be able to split $500,000 between each other and the city itself.

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Shuttles to the celebration, which coincides with Mustache March - an event raising money for local police departments being held at Bluff City Grill, will start at 4 p.m., and the celebration will begin around 5 p.m.

After mingling with the crowd, Brinkman and Pennington will announce the six businesses they have chosen after a week of filmed interviews with a "short list" of 12.

At 9 p.m., shuttles will stop carrying people.

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