The 7th annual Market Street Community Block Party is today in downtown 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 the event:


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The block party will be held on Market Street in Alton between 3rd and 6th Streets from 11am to 3pm today.   For more details, go to



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