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Donation funds planters along Broadway in Downtown Alton

From Illinois Business Journal news services

ALTON – The Alton Beautification and Clean City Committee, the Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pride Inc. and the City of Alton each recently donated $600 to help fund 20 new, 26-inch planters used to decorate Broadway in Downtown Alton.

plantersThey are a welcome addition to the hanging baskets along College Avenue, according to Alton Beautification and Clean City Committee Chairwoman Carolyn MacAfee. The square, black planters have a window pane style. They were put into place in May, filled with petunias, sweet potato vines and elephant ears.

“I am very excited about the new planters,” said MacAfee. “They make a very nice statement as they welcome visitors to the city down Broadway. It’s a nice addition to the baskets and other planters across the city.”

The Alton Beautification and Clean City Committee is a group of citizen volunteers appointed by the mayor and City Council whose goal is to enhance the overall visual appearance of Alton and the quality of life in the city. It schedules biannual litter pickups throughout the city, the next one being in September. Members also visit parks and help with park maintenance and assist in planting new flowers. The ABCCC is also responsible for the hanging baskets.

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