Halloween Hours

September 24, 2018

City of Perry will reserve Halloween Hours on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.

Read more

Saturday Cinema

September 17, 2018

We’re watching The Lion King for our last Saturday Cinema of the summer! Pack your swimsuits and towels.  Join us at the Creekwood Park Splash Pad for some fun in the sun beginning at 7:00 p.m. and then find your spot on the lawn for the movie at sunset! Creekwood Park Splash Pad September 22nd, 2018 7:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. (Movie begins at Sunset.) Outside chairs, blankets, food and drinks are allowed. Lolli-Pop of Warner Robins will be providing FREE popcorn to the community and serving/selling all of your other favorite movie snacks and essentials.

Read more

Downtown Harvest Dinner

September 17, 2018

Downtown Perry will welcome autumn with a harvest dinner on Carroll Street on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m. The Perry Main Street Advisory Board is hosting the Downtown Perry Harvest Dinner to raise funds for its programs.   Only 100 tickets will be sold. Deadline to purchase tickets is Oct. 26 at 5:00 pm. The Perfect Pear will cater the dinner, which will feature orange-glazed pork tenderloin, two sides, appetizer, salad, dessert and one glass of wine or beer.  Additional alcoholic beverages may be purchased at the cash bar. The dinner will be held on the 900 block of Carroll Street.  If inclement weather, the dinner will move indoors. Tickets cost $50 each and are sold on Eventbrite; this cost does not include Eventbrite fees.  Tickets are non-refundable. The Perry Main Street Advisory Board is an organization of community partners dedicated to the economic growth and revitalization of downtown Perry with a commitment to the preservation and promotion of our community’s historic resources and assets as part of our growth strategy. Perry Main Street’s activities include Small Business Saturday promotions, a Choose Local campaign, Historic Preservation Month tram tours, façade and design services grants, design review, downtown beautification and promotion of the newly-designated Restaurant District, as well as promotion of the Rural Zone tax credit program and other incentives available in the downtown district. For more information about the dinner or the Perry Main Street Program, call (478) 988-2758 or email catherine.edgemon@perry-ga.gov.

Read more

Food Truck Friday

September 10, 2018

Our last Food Truck Friday is this Friday, Sept. 14th from 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m! Prepare yourselves for the biggest and best one yet. The fun starts at 6:00 p.m. and live entertainment at 7:30 p.m with the Megan Brent Blues Band headlining! Help us celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of an eventful fall right here in historic downtown Perry.  We will have an assortment of locally owned and Atlanta Food Trucks. Just Tap’d and Bodega Brew will be serving beer and wine! A “Kids Zone”, with bounce houses and face-painting, will be available for children ages 4+ when accompanied by an adult. No outside coolers or alcohol allowed! Bag chairs are allowed and encouraged! (Sound and PA system/technician provided by Wesley Audio –http://wesleyaudio.com).

Read more

Economic Development Director Appointed

September 6, 2018

Perry’s mayor and city council have selected an experienced professional to serve as economic development director.  Ashley Hardin, currently a Shawnee, Kansas resident, will start her new role on October 9.  The approval this week by the city is the culmination of a nationwide search for candidates. “Ashley has the skillsets, experience and proven track record we were looking for in a professional to lead economic development for the city of Perry,” according to Mayor Jimmy Faircloth.  “I believe she will be a great asset to our community’s team when recruiting new businesses to the area and, most importantly, to the existing employers who have made Perry what we are today.  Her expertise in downtown development and working with entrepreneurs who have an interest in starting new businesses are just a few of the reasons we have selected her for the position.” Hardin has served as special projects & grants director / economic development coordinator for the Leavenworth County Development Corporation in Leavenworth, Kansas since 2013.  She developed business retention and expansions methods, including an implementation model, within the county and four municipalities located in the Kansas City Metro Area.  Hardin’s responsibilities have also included working with national site selection projects, grants, local and state incentive programs and responding to requests for proposals.  She also built relationships with Kansas City Kansas Community College, University of St. Mary, Leavenworth Unified School District and utility partners to address workforce development opportunities. As a graduate of Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, Hardin has continued her education through the Oklahoma University Economic Development Institute.  She is a current member of the International Economic Development Council, Kansas City Area Development Council and the Kansas Economic Development Agency.  Hardin serves on the boards of the Basehor Chamber of Commerce, Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce and Grow Leavenworth County E-Community. Hardin has held other positions with Stephens Media, Inc. and the Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce in Spring Hill, Tennessee. “The opportunity to move my family back to the southeastern United States is very exciting,” says Hardin.  “My visit to Perry, mixed with the research I conducted, and interaction with the city’s elected and appointed leaders really convinced me this is the right setting for me to add value to the community in terms of economic development.  It is also a great chance to raise our family in a progressive area with great schools and infrastructure that appeals to us as parents.” Hardin and her husband, Greg, will be moving to Perry in the next few months with their daughters Taylor, 3, and Callie, 1. As a city department head, the director of economic developer in Perry serves as the liaison between the mayor and council, other department heads and the business community. Hardin will be responsible for the planning, development, implementation, monitoring and assessment of all economic development activities for the city. Key focus areas will include small business development, entrepreneurism, redevelopment, downtown development, industrial development in conjunction with the Houston County Development Authority and community engagement. Specific areas of concentration for Hardin will include the Classic Main Street Program, Downtown Development Authority, Communications and Special Events […]

Read more