Perry Receives Over $1 Million for Housing Improvements

November 13, 2020

The City of Perry received over one million dollars from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to address housing issues in the Perry community. Georgia DCA Commissioner Christopher Nunn presented two checks for a combined total of $1,048,651 in federal community development assistance. The funding was distributed through the Georgia Community Block Grant (CDBG) and the Community Home Investment Program (CHIP) state programs. Perry received $748,561 through the CDBG program which supports projects that create jobs and assist citizens with low and moderate incomes. The grant benefits neighborhood revitalization and water and sewer improvements. $300,000 was also awarded to Perry through the CHIP program. The funds assist in the efforts of local governments, nonprofit organizations, and public housing authorities with providing safe and affordable housing within Georgia communities. The City will utilize the grants to improve housing conditions in the Creekwood neighborhood area.

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Legacy Park Honors Veterans

November 13, 2020

We were honored to host several veterans at the Legacy Park memorial signage unveiling. Legacy Park is one of Perry’s newest passive parks dedicated to our veterans and those who made Perry into the thriving city it is today. Visitors enjoy a tranquil reflection pool, picnic tables, and a serene landscape. Thank you to Georgia Georgia Water & Environmental Services who generously donated the sign’s material, labor, and installation costs. Legacy Park is located at the intersection of Main Street, Carroll Street, and Courtney Hodges Boulevard.

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Stuff The Cruiser 2020

November 10, 2020

Help spread cheer throughout the holidays by taking part in the Perry Police Department’s ‘Stuff the Cruiser’ fundraiser benefiting the Perry Volunteer Outreach. Come out on Saturday, December 5th, from 8 AM through 2 PM to help stuff the cruiser for the holidays at the Perry Walmart. They will be collecting non-perishable food items and cash donations!

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November Fall Fitness Series

November 2, 2020

Raise your hands if you’re ready to burn off some Halloween candy! ๐Ÿ™Œ The City of Perry’s FREE Fall Fitness Series continues in November with even MORE free outdoor workouts! Our expanded series now features Sunrise and Sunset Sessions – meaning you will have two opportunities to participate in FREE outdoor workouts EVERY Saturday in November! Join us every Saturday morning at Heritage Oaks Park (2021 Sam Nunn Blvd.) at 9 AM to start your day with a FREE outdoor workout and then join us again that evening at 5 PM to end your day with a completely different workout! Check Out Our November Line Up ๐Ÿ‘‡ ๐Ÿ‘‰ Saturday, November 7th | 9 AM Burn in the Park with Anytime Fitness of Perry ๐Ÿ‘‰ Saturday, November 7th | 5 PM Body Burn in the Park with Fitter By Farr ๐Ÿ‘‰ Saturday, November 14th | 9 AM PF in the Park with Planet Fitness ๐Ÿ‘‰ Saturday, November 14th | 5 PM Body Combat in the Park with Max Fitness Warner Robins ๐Ÿ‘‰ Saturday, November 21st | 9 AM Yoga in the Park (Vinyasa Flow) with Holly ๐Ÿ‘‰ Saturday, November 21st |5 PM Yoga in the Park (Sports Yoga) with Sharon ๐Ÿ‘‰ Saturday, November 28th | 9 AM Zumba in the Park with Faith ๐Ÿ‘‰ Saturday, November 28th | 5 PM BollyX in the Park with Fitter By Farr *All sessions, instructors, and other event details subject to change. We welcome all ages, abilities and fitness levels to participate! Please note, there are no restroom facilities at this location and the grass may be wet. Please plan accordingly. All sessions will be held at Heritage Oaks Park (2021 Sam Nunn Blvd) in Perry.

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Downtown Business Benefits From Loan Program

October 7, 2020

Clover Wine Merchant is the first recipient of the Downtown Development Authority of the City of Perry’s internal revolving loan fund program. “We are excited that Clover Wine Merchant is here and open for business,” said Ashley Hardin, Economic Development Manager, adding the funds, with a low interest rate, are needed to help entrepreneurs fill the gap financing need to move a project forward. Pictured are from left, Michael G. Gray, Attorney at Law with Walker, Hulbert, Gray & Moore, LLP, Michael Tomlin, Clover Wine Merchant Owner and Ashley Hardin, City of Perry Economic Development Manager.

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Trick-Or-Treating Hours

October 2, 2020

It’s officially spooky season ๐ŸŽƒ The City of Perry will observe official trick-or-treating hours on October 31 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Not hunting for candy this year? Here are a few alternative Halloween activities your family can enjoy. Don’t forget our Halloweeletka event October 30 – November 1! We’ll have pop up dessert vendors, fun contests, and activities throughout the weekend! #WhereGeorgiaComesTogether

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Fall Fitness Series

September 30, 2020

Introducing the City of Perry’s Fall Fitness Series, featuring a variety of FREE outdoor workouts including Zumba, Tai Chi, and more!Saturday, October 10th – Kickboxing in the ParkSaturday, October 17th – Zumba in the ParkSaturday, October 24th – Tai Chi in the ParkSaturday, October 31st – Bootcamp in the ParkWe welcome ALL ages, abilities and fitness levels to participate!Please note, there are no restroom facilities at this location and the grass may be wet. Please plan accordingly.All sessions will be held at Heritage Oaks Park (2021 Sam Nunn Blvd.) in Perry starting at 9 AM, weather permitting.Please practice social distancing by spacing out at least six feet from the participants surrounding you. To get to Heritage Oaks Park from I-75, take Exit 136, heading west towards West Perry Parkway. Once you turn into the park, you will find a parking area adjacent to the greenspace. If the parking lot is full, you may park on the grass lawn marked “Overflow Parking” in the graphic above. Please note, there are currently no restrooms at this location. Please plan accordingly.

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Halloweeletka

September 30, 2020

Come celebrate “Halloweeletka” on the Weeletka Trail in Perry from October 30 – November 1! Families are invited to enjoy a variety of free Halloween themed activities that everyone can enjoy safely and independently on their own schedule! Additionally, we will also be hosting pop-up dessert vendors, fun contests, and giveaways throughout the weekend, so make plans to get spirited with us! Costumes are encouraged! Halloweelet-kits! Thanks to our partners, we will be giving away FREE “Halloweelet-Kits” at Rotary Centennial Park on the weekend of October 30 – November 1! Limited quantity, available while supplies last. Each kit will include an apron, chalk, and assorted Halloween goodies for kids to enjoy while participating in the Halloweeletka activities (limit one kit per child, please). Kits ARE NOT required to participate and City of Perry residency is NOT required to receive a kit or participate. Activity #1: Go On A Ghost Hunt! Visit the Weeletka Trail in Perry anytime from Friday, October 30th through Sunday, November 1st and search for more than a dozen friendly ghosts hidden high amongst the trees! Activity #2: Enjoy A Story Book Walk! A Story Book Walk is a fun, educational activity that places the pages from a childrenโ€™s story along a trail in a community. So take a walk along the Weeletka Trail anytime from Friday, October 30th through Sunday, November 1st to enjoy our Story Book Walk. The story selected for our Story Book Walk is: “That Monster on the Block.” Join ‘Monster’ as he confronts his fears in this charming and lighthearted look at what it means to accept others who are different from us. Activity #3: Participate In A Community-Wide Chalk Walk! Artists of all ages and abilities are invited to select a space along the Weeletka Trail to chalk a Halloween or Fall-Themed design of their choice, then take a walk along the trail to see the designs that others have made! Spaces are free, available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Complementary chalk will be made available along the trail, however artists are welcome to bring their own chalk. This is a family event. Artwork containing profanity or any content deemed vulgar, derogatory, controversial or otherwise inappropriate by the City will be removed. The Weeletka Trail can be accessed at 104 MLK Jr. Drive, Perry, GA 31069. Please practice social distancing by keeping space between yourself and other attendees while you visit the trail. Masks are encouraged and hand sanitizer stations will be available. Event Details

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Water System Upgrade | September 28 – October 2

September 25, 2020

The City of Perry is completing a significant upgrade to the City’s water system by commissioning a new, state-of-the art water treatment facility off Tucker Road. Crews will begin the process of bringing the system online on Monday, September 28 and last through October 2. They will flush a portion of the high pressure water system from Highway 341 South to Interstate 75 along Perry Parkway. Customers may experience water service disruption – particularly in the areas adjacent to Perry Parkway.ย  This may include water sediment/discoloration, drop in water pressure, and temporary loss of service. In an attempt to lessen the impact, crews will complete the majority of this process during the overnight hours. They will begin Monday, September 28 at 8:00 p.m. Be prepared by following these steps… Have Bottled Water Available If you experience discolored water during this time period – use bottled water until your water runs clear. Don’t Wash Clothes In Dirty Water Don’t wash clothes in your washing machine if you notice discolored water. Wait until your water system runs clear to resume using your washing machines. Remove & Clean Faucet Screens Check your aerators (sink screens) on kitchen and bathroom faucets. They may need to be cleaned after we flush the water system. Boil Water For Medical Conditions Anyone with medical conditions or a compromised immune system should plan to boil water for personal consumption. Using bottled water until their water system runs clear is another option. Is Your Ice Maker Filtered? Shut off any unfiltered ice makers until crews are finished flushing the water system after October 2. All About The Clear If you experience water sediment/discoloration – flush your home water system until the water runs clear. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to improve your water system and service. The Tucker Road Water Treatment Facility will support multi-generational water security for the Perry community. Questions? Call 478-988-2754.  

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Grub Crawl – October 23

September 24, 2020

Dine! Drink! Dessert! DISCOVER! We’ve heard your feedback and we are making modifications to bring you an even better “Grub Crawl” event, so make plans to join us for the ultimate foodie experience, as we invite more than twenty food trucks and vendors to set up simultaneously at various parks and public spaces all over the City of Perry! From smoothies to shaved ice and BBQ to burritos, there is sure to be something on the map to satisfy everyone in the family! Wanting to get a jump start on planning your Grub Crawl experience? A list of locations and vendors will be made available soon! Visit one location or visit them all – it’s up to you! To learn more about this event, please see the event details or contact anya.turpin@perry-ga.gov *All vendors and attendees will be asked to comply with current CDC guidelines, including practicing social distancing by keeping at least 6 feet distance between yourself and other attendees at all times during this event, washing your hands frequently, and face masks are encouraged. To learn more, please visit: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/ See Less

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