By Paul Schmitt
The Algoma Main Street Program has been dissolved after 16 years. The Board of Directors of Community Improvement of Algoma (CI of A) voted to discontinue the program as of January 1. Board President Jan Dart says it was a difficult financial decision to end the program but the community accomplished much over the last 16 years.
The Algoma Main Street Program under the leadership its director Mike Glime saw improvements like Richmond Park and the harbor walk along the Ahnapee River and Lake Michigan. Over 50 donated benches at city parks and planters in the downtown area were part of the Main Street Program, according to Dart. The Community Improvement of Algoma will continue to operate on a voluntary basis and hopes to continue established projects with community assistance.