You may recognize them if you’re familiar with Shanty Days, and now Katie Brandt and Tina Lawrence will always be known for their role with the event. The two were selected as the 34th Shanty Days Mayor’s Luncheon honorees for 2021 at Homestead Kitchen and Tap in Algoma after being an integral part of coordinating the art and craft fair for the event for over a decade. Brandt said she was surprised when she first found out from Jim Rabas that she was being honored.
Shanty Days was canceled in 2020, and Tina Lawrence says that a lot of people helped in making this year’s event that much more special.
Lawrence also says they’re proud to be joining the list of honorees from prior years. Brandt added that the rain and humidity got out of the way in time for Shanty Days this year.