Keokuk is looking for some help as it gets ready for "company."
The city will host the 26th annual Iowa Downtown Summit on August 21 and 22. The event is expected to bring more than 350 individuals from across the state and the country to Keokuk.
They will hear presentations on a variety of topics: development, preservation, retail and social media.
Mayor Tom Marion says organizers want to put a "bright, shiny face" on the city for the event., so a special downtown clean-up event is scheduled for Saturday morning.
Interested parties can meet at the public parking lot at N. 6th Street and Blondeau Street at 10:00 A.M.
Marion says people can help as long as they want... pulling weeds and picking up trash.
He says several organizations have already volunteered their members to help with the clean-up.
The theme of the summit is "Renewing the Power of Downtown."