Main Street Board Meeting is cancelled

June 29, 2018

The Perry Main Street Advisory Board will not meet on Thursday, July 5.

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Coming to America- Public Art Exhibit

June 26, 2018

Coming to America – The Immigrant Experience has recently partnered with James McSweeney and the National Archives. They are traveling around the country to promote this educational immigration exhibit. It includes Andrew Sabori’s reproduction of “Ellis Island Mural The Lost Mural”, along with a collection of 30 portraits that he painted of famous Immigrants, photos of Ellis Island and other documents. You can view the public art exhibit the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month through the end of November, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. at the Perry Arts Center, 1121 Macon Rd, Perry, GA.

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Water Battle Saturday, June 30

June 26, 2018

The City of Perry is excited to bring to you the 3rd annual Perry Water Battle this Saturday, June 30, 2018.  It starts at 1:00 pm at Rozar Park, 1060 Keith Dr., Perry, GA 31069. Our Fire Department and Police Department will have numerous apparatuses and trucks set up for children to play in, the slip n’ slide will be back and a water slide will be new this year.  We will also be serving hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch (while they last). Bring the entire family and enjoy a free afternoon of “cool” fun for everyone. Please bring shoes to wear during this event due to some of the water activities are on a blacktop. For more information, please contact Haley Myers at haley.myers@perry-ga.gov or 478-988-2761.

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BOOST round 7 grant recipients

June 14, 2018

The latest recipients of a crowd-funded grant to “boost” downtown Perry’s businesses have been announced. BOOST Downtown Perry is an investment group that provides micro-grants to entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses in the downtown development district.  Investors, known as BOOSTers, donate the program’s funds and vote on applications. During the surprise notifications on June 1, Bodega Brew received a $900 grant to purchase a commercial blender to serve smoothies and frozen coffee beverages. Cory Allen Jones received a $700 grant to purchase a commercial freezer to enable the business to serve ice cream sandwiches at its new in-store, sweet shop. Summit Physical Therapy received a $1,000 grant to purchase a treadmill, which will facilitate a better assessment of a patient’s condition and assist the patient to make a fuller recovery. These awards bring the total grants awarded to downtown Perry businesses to date to $9,400.  The program was established in 2015. Previous recipients include Davida’s Hair Salon, Tumblecheer Heroes, Mia’s Skincare Salon, Liberty Tax Service, Gentry Downtown Market, Two of a Kind, Eyewear Boutique, Central Computer Services, Shirts Like Mine and Mossy Creek Soap. Applicants may apply for funds for purchasing supplies, business equipment, marketing and advertising, a security system or eligible professional services.  BOOST grants are awarded twice annually. Perry Downtown Development Authority, the Economic Vitality Committee of Perry’s Main Street program, oversees the program. For more information, please, contact Perry Main Street Coordinator Catherine Edgemon at (478) 988-2758 or catherine.edgemon@perry-ga.gov, or visit www.perry-ga.gov/economic-development/downtown-development-authority/boost-investment-group/.  

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