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.