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Special Events in "Bull City"
- Easter Pageant - Held on the bluffs south of Alton, this sunrise service has been an area tradition since 1948. All the local church groups take part. The pageant is about 6:30 a.m., followed by a breakfast at the Methodist Church in Alton.
- Alumni Weekend - On the last Saturday in May, graduates of the Alton Rural High School between 1903 and 1970, when the district consolidated with Osborne, attend a banquet and get together to remember old fifties.
- Memorial Day - Services are always held at Sumner Cemetary, 1 mile east and 1/2 mile north of Alton, where an avenue of flags has been established.
- Wheat Harvest - Usually held in late June or early July, this approximately two week period means long hours for area farmers and businesses while thousands of bushels of wheat are harvested.
- Alton Summer Jubilee - held on the fourth Saturday in August this celebration became an annual event with the Alton centennial in 1985 and has been growing ever since. Yearly events include a parade, as well as various food booths, shows and compewons. You can count on a day full of fun!
- Craft Basket - This holiday shop is open in November and December, giving local craftspeople the opportunity to show and sell their items. Located in the community Room on Mill Street the shop is open afternoons during the week and all day Saturday. All kinds of locally produced items are available such as woodcrafts, knitted and crocheted items, homemade baked items, jams and jellies, decorated clothes and much more. Great holiday gift shopping!For information about visiting the city of Alton, KS, or to set up a tour with a catered lunch, please contact PRIDE president Wilda Carswell at (785) 984-2341 or Lillian Conway (785) 984-2260.
The information on this page was taken from a brochure distributed by Alton PRIDE
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