The Bethalto Spirit organization says its first ever Market Day was a big success.  There were a number of vendors, selling food, crafts, and other gift items.  The event filled up portions of Main and Oak Streets with pedestrian traffic last Saturday, and Andy Augustine with Bethalto Spirit says they are looking at adding to their regular annual events.

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Bethalto Mayor Alan Winslow began discussing ways to improve the economy in Bethalto with business owners earlier this year, and one of the first ideas to come from the meetings was this event.

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