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Market Street Community Block Party & Health Fair

Saturday, August 19 2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ St. John Missionary Baptist Church - Alton, IL

The 9th Annual Market Street Community Block Party and Health Fair in Downtown Alton is scheduled for Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. All activities will occur between 3rd and 6th streets and between Market and Alby Streets. Activities such as horseback riding, fire engine and smoke house vehicles, face painting, inflatable bounce houses, arts and crafts, live entertainment, water misters, food and soft drinks will be held outside along Market Street between 3rd and 6th street. “Sweet treats” like ice cream and cookies will be provided at First Presbyterian Church located on the corner of 4th and Alby Street. The Salvation Army of Alton located on 5th and Alby will host the Illinois Child Identification Program (CHIP) and indoor activities.

The free health fair led by Alton Memorial Hospital is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The health fair will be held inside of Heneghan Hall at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church located on the corner of 3rd and Market Street. Alton Memorial Hospital, Southern Illinois Health Care, Lewis and Clark Community College Family Health Center, Southern Illinois University School of Dental, Madison County Health Department, Safari Dental, St. Louis Children's Hospital and more. The health fair will provide free eye, dental and medical screenings for children and adults.

All activities for the block party and health screenings are FREE. We will be giving away backpacks again this year. We are asking for school aged children to bring can goods or non perishable food items to the block party and receive a school backpack. Canned goods and non-perishable food items will be given to the Crisis Food Center and Salvation Army of Alton The child must be present to receive the backpack. We are limiting one backpack per child, while supplies last.

This year’s partner churches and sponsors for the block party and health fair are Alton Memorial Hospital’s parish nurses, Lewis and Clark Community College, St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, Episcopal Parish of Alton (St. Paul’s and Trinity Chapel), First Presbyterian Church, The Salvation Army of Alton, Body Restoration Spa , Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church - Fun Food Ministry, Robert Sanders Waste Systems, Phillips 66, Liberty Bank and more. For more information about the Market Street Community Block Party, please visit the website at

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Venue: St. John Missionary Baptist Church
427 Market Street Alton IL 62002 (Driving Directions)
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