Photos by Eric Stauffer, Dark Horse Art Works
WHAT: Alton’s 20th annual tree lighting ceremony
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 20
WHERE: Lincoln-Douglas Square, Alton
WHY: The event is an opportunity for the community to hear from city leaders, including Alton Mayor Brant Walker, Alton Main Street and Rotary President John Hopkins of Alton. After a short speech, Walker “flipped the switch” on the tree the Alton-Godfrey Rotary Club put up earlier this month. The event also kicks off the Salvation Army’s Tree of Lights fundraising campaign.