Algoma's Shanty Days celebration is still about a week-and-a-half away and city public works crews are now at work preparing for the three-day event. This week DPW workers are focusing on cosmetic updates and clean-up work. Public Works Director Matt Murphy says those efforts are intended to help the community shine for visitors.
As Shanty Days approaches next week, public works crews will put up temporary no parking signs and get the Shanty Days 5K run-walk route laid out. Murphy says crews are having to adjust the 5K course to accommodate a bridge rebuilding project.
Shanty Days kicks off at 3:00 PM Friday, August 9th with concerts and a 9 ball singles pool tournament and ends at dusk Sunday, August 11th with a fireworks show.