Volunteers from Alton Main Street and the Alton Beautification and Clean City Committee are pitching in to help the Alton Parks Department bring a new look to Downtown Alton along 3rd Street. Gone are the hanging baskets, in favor of potted plants. Alton Park & Recreation Deputy Director Rhonda Lewis says this is a change born out of necessity.
The hanging baskets will remain in place at Lincoln-Douglas Square, North Alton, and Upper Alton. She hopes the new potted plants will be in place by Saturday's first block party of the season.