To help raise money for the Oasis Women’s Center, the Alton Police Department is hosting the second annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk Thursday, Oct. 1, with participants beginning to gather at 5:30 p.m.
Beginning at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and ending at the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater, participants will walk approximately a one-mile downhill trek in an effort to draw attention to the ongoing issue of violence against women and families in the home.
Cost for entry is $10. For more information, call (618) 463-3502.
Triathlon to be held Oct. 4
The Border Wars half-triathlon, sponsored by Racemaker Productions, will require the closing of the outside lanes of northbound U.S. 67 (crossing the Clark Bridge into Illinois from Missouri) as well as Illinois Route 143 from the bridge to Discovery Parkway on Sunday, Oct. 4. The roads look to be affected from approximately 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The event begins in St. Charles County and finishes at the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater. Travelers should be mindful of the road closures on that date.
Duke Bakery getting a facelift
The front sign and iconic baker are noticeably missing from the Alton mainstay located at 819 Henry St., but the bakery is still open for business.
Renovations are under way at the 60-plus-year-old business, as an exterior makeover will restore a more historic appearance to the building. Construction is expected to be completed in early- to mid-October.
The Duke Bakery family also has a Granite City location.
AFD to hold open house
In honor of National Fire Prevention week, Oct. 4 through 10, the Alton Fire Department is holding its annual Fire Safety Week Open House from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at Alton Fire House No. 1, 333 E. 20th St.
Activities include a children’s fire safety trailer, an appearance by Sparky the Fire Dog, fire extinguisher training for adults, and free hot dogs and chili.
At 1 p.m., there will be a rope rescue demonstration using the ladder truck, and at 2 pm. there will be a “live” fire demonstration. For information, call (618) 463-3565.
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