The Green Gift Bazaar will return to the River Bend later this month.  It had been held at the Community Center on Third Street in Downtown Alton for a number of years, but moved to the YWCA on Third Street last year after running out of room downtown.  It returns to the YWCA for the second straight year on Saturday, November 28th.

The fact that the bazaar is a showcase for artisans and other local vendors does not lend itself well to the frenzy that has become Black Friday, according to Alton Main Street Executive Director Sarah McGibany.  She tells The Big Z supporting local business in turns helps the rest of us.

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The Green Gift Bazaar is always held on Small Business Saturday.  This year's hours are from 10am-4pm.  For more information, call 463-1016, or click on the link at this story at


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