Several local churches, healthcare groups, and social clubs are sponsoring the 6th annual Market Street Community Block Party today in Alton from 11am to 3pm.  Market Street will be closed between 3rd and 6th Streets for the event that features free food and drink, entertainment, bounce houses, and a health fair.

Judy Roth of Alton Memorial Hospital is a parish nurse and has helped organize the event from the beginning.  She says there are so many services to take advantage of today, including the services of the Shriners:


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Two local Shriners groups will be on hand sponsoring health screenings for kids with bond, muscle or joint problems from 11am to 2pm, including for treatment at Shriners Hospital in St. Louis.   For more details visit