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Holiday Time is Coming

Posted October 31, 2012 in Community Featured, Perry

With the holidays just around the corner, you know the Chamber has a lot of great events coming up to help promote our social and economic growth.

This is the time of year to be thankful for our fortunes and celebrate our lives with friends and family. The Chamber is proud to be a part of a number of events that will help you and our businesses come together to celebrate our beautiful community.

Get out and vote
The Election Day Chili feed will be on Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the McCreary Center. Be sure to come out and have some chili; $6 all you can eat and homemade pie for $1.50 per slice. Even if you have already voted absentee or are at another polling station, stop by for lunch. The chili feed is a great fundraiser for the Chamber, and we appreciate all the support.

Art on the Prairie
Coming off a very successful first year, Art on the Prairie returns with more artists and more great music. Make your way to all five buildings that will display art on Nov 10 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Artists will be displaying their works at the Hotel Pattee, Carnegie Library, Town Craft, Perry Public Library and the Security Bank Building. This event not only showcases amazing local artists and musicians but our beautiful town triangle as well. This is a must-see event. For more information visit

Retail Group Holiday
Open House
In conjunction with Art on the Prairie, the Perry Area Retail Group is having its Holiday Open House from Friday, Nov. 9 – Sunday, Nov. 11. Get your holiday shopping wrapped up or perhaps started at a number of our local retail shops, many of which are located within walking distance of Art on the Prairie. Merchants will be offering a number of different items at great prices that are sure to fit your holiday shopping needs. The Chamber challenges you to do all of your holiday shopping locally. For more information about the Holiday Open House call the Chamber at 465-4601.

Perry’s 16th annual lighted Christmas parade will take place Friday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. in downtown Perry. The parade and festivities are made possible with major support from ITC Midwest. In addition to the parade the Select Perry High School Carolers will be singing as the community gathers for the lighting of the community Christmas tree located east of the Perry Public Library.

Immediately following the parade bring the kids to enjoy cookies and hot chocolate with Santa provided by Hotel Pattee. Experience the hometown hospitality of our small town businesses throughout the day and evening.

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