The third annual Market Street Community Block Party is Saturday, and organizers are gearing up for what they anticipate as the best turnout to date. In addition to bounce houses, entertainment, music and food, there will be free health screenings during the event. The event is hosted by St. John's Missionary Baptist Church.
Church Deacon Tony Stephens says Bright Hope Chapter 85 will offer free child ID kits for parents.
Among the performers will be the A-Town Steppers, a spiritual group from Missouri called City Troops, and the 618 Boyz, an Alton rap group that delivers a positive message.