The Community Center in downtown Alton is the site for what's being billed as the Biggest Ice Bucket Challenge in the Riverbend later this afternoon.  Local mayors, businesses and the public have been invited to take part in an Ice Bucket Challenge to support the local chapter of the ALSA.  ALS also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

So far over $88 million has been raised for this cause through the Ice Bucket Challenge, mostly through social media challenges.  The basic premise of the challenge is that if you get nominated by someone you have two choices: take the easy way out and donate $100 to fight ALS,  or take the bucket of ice water over your head and donate $10.  Today, participants are invited to gather at the community center at 5pm and enjoy free hot dogs and soda while supplies last and then take part in the challenge and make a donation.  For more information on today's event go to:

For details on the ALSA, go to


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