The 7th annual Market Street Community Block Party is coming up Saturday August 15 in Alton.  The free event will include food and drink, carnival games, bounce houses, pony rides and a health fair.  It will also be a collection point for food items for the Crisis Food Center and Salvation Army.

Event volunteer Judy Roth says the health fair is a big component of party:


Click for Roth comment

There will also be appointments available for screenings with Shriner’s Hospital for Children, and for the Illinois Child ID program.  The block party will be held on Market Street in Alton between 3rd and 6th Streets from 11am to 3pm on August 15. 

For more information on the event, go to


 (Copyright WBGZ Radio/