A ribbon-cutting event celebrating the completion of the newly installed shade canopy at Barraque Plaza in Downtown Pine Bluff will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 18, at Pine and Barraque streets.


The Pine Bluff Chamber of Commerce’s Redcoats will attend the event.


The canopies were purchased with funds received from the Pine Bluff Area Community Foundation, Main Street Arkansas (a division of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program), and Fifty for the Future. according to a news release.


Sutliff Construction installed the steel framing and East Harding Construction Co. helped install the canopies.