To Nominate an Honoree:

Each year, the Shanty Days Committee and Algoma community choose a special resident/business owner as the Shanty Days Honoree. In addition to the honoree luncheon hosted by Algoma’s mayor, the honoree has a prominent part in Saturday’s parade and is acknowledged in most Shanty Days’ promotional material.The honoree committee will look for the following information when selecting a Shanty Days Honoree:

-What significant contribution has this nominee made to Algoma’s development
-How has the nominee demonstrated a strong sense of community pride
-How has the nominee been instrumental in keeping business in Algoma
-Does the nominee have a strong volunteer background
-Has the nominee held an office of leadership
-Has the nominee put time and effort into the community without it being part of their job
-Has the nominee supported Shanty Days in some capacity

Please submit your honoree nomination by Monday April 15 at Noon. 
Nominate online:
Or send a signed letter to:
Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce
1226 Lake Street
Algoma, WI 54201

2018 Honoree Paul Schmidt

A dedicated chamber volunteer, parishioner of St. John’s Church in Rankin, retired Algoma Public Works employee, grandpa, dad, fireman and veteran; Paul has served his community in leadership roles for over 50 years.  We are delighted to honor him at this year’s Shanty Days with the Mayor’s Luncheon and Parade.

Mayor’s Luncheon

Friday, August 10th, 2018

11:00 a.m. Cash Bar

12:00 Noon Luncheon

$14.00 per person (includes tax & tip).  Reservations to be made and meals to be paid for at City Hall only by August 3rd, 2018 at Noon.

Meal will be a Waldorf Chicken Croissant, with homemade chips, and Schaum Torte for dessert.

Past Honorees Include:

1987 – “Toots” Wenniger

1988 – Art Dettman

1989 – Jag Haegele

1990 – Ron Leist

1991 – Ernie & Mabel Haack

1992 – James Rabas Sr.

1993 – Emil Pagel

1994 – Clif & June Harmann

1995 – Edgar “Tiny” Nell

1996 – Larry & Ann Schmitz

1997 – Reiny Krause

1998 – George Miller

1999 – Ray Fulwiler & “Page” Knipfer

2000 – Maynard Zima

2001 – Lee Rush

2002 – Gene & Ione VanPrice

2003 – Whitey Ellsworth

2004 – Mahlon Dier

2005 – Earl Krueger

2006 – Jim Rabas Jr.

2007 – Jan Dart

2008 – Merle and Kathy Colburn

2009 – Jerry and Bonnie Seiler

2010 – Jerry Matuszek

2011 – Bob and Jane Kuhn

2012 – Judy Srnka

2016 – Mary Dier

2017 – Aric and Brad Schmiling

2018- Paul Schmidt

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