The Village of Bethalto has proclaimed September 2 - 5 as Blue Ribbon Weekend in the village.  The proclamation is meant to honor the men and women of law enforcement, and the village is encouraging its residents to display a blue ribbon in support of police officers everywhere.

Mayor Alan Winslow tells The Big Z a proclamation declaring Blue Ribbon Weekend was passed at the last village board meeting.

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Winslow says he is pleased and "pleasantly surprised" with the response he has seen around the village so far.  He says some places are also displaying blue lights to support the police.

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