www.PerryIAChamber.org 1124 Willis Ave. Suite A PO Box 472 Perry, Iowa 515-465-460150220 Your Guide to Perry's Best Attractions & Community Amenities PERRY Welcome to 2022 COMMUNITY GUIDE & PERRY CHAMBER MEMBER DIRECTORY
Keeping residents secure is job number one for the Perry Public Safety office.The Police Department and Fire Department members are dedicated public servants who believe in professional and courteous service.Through community activities with youth and public awareness campaigns,officers and fire fighters enjoy giving back,while working hard to make sure that Perry’s streets and neighborhoods are safe.
Parks & Recreation The mission of the Perry Parks and Recreation Department is to provide high quality recreational opportunities to residents of the community through clean facilities and safe programs for all age groups.From excellent parks,well-maintained trails,a fitness center and more,the goal of the department is to provide lifelong leisure experiences that will promote a healthy and positive way of life.
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City of Perry In the City of Perry,culture and community are rooted in our daily lives.From our passion for art and history to our diverse population and appreciation for community service,we believe in working together to grow and prosper.Our fine schools,motivated business community,dedicated workforce and abundant recreational amenities make Perry a great place to visit or call home.
The Perry Public Library enables the community to thrive by offering lifelong opportunities to connect,learn,and create.There’s so much more than books inside this newly renovated building. Patrons can use a computer,join book discussions,find a movie, learn new skills,attend a class or special performance,connect with others,research or just relax.Our staff is always here to help. Public Safety
erry — designated as one of Iowa’s “Great Places,” — boasts a combination of arts, history, culture, commerce, and recreation unmatched to any other of its size, making it attractive to residents and visitors alike. We honor our past yet embrace the many opportunities for continued growth and vibrancy.
Perry Chamber of Commerce promotes and strengthens our members through active leadership, networking, promotional activities, educational programs and community involvement. We strive to provide quality member services, community support and economic development. We actively promote tourism and nurture an inviting atmosphere for area citizens and guests.
Since its beginning more than 150 years ago, Perry has prospered through innovation and determination, as well as a genuine appreciation for the people who make up its social fabric. Excellent schools and a college career center, exceptional health care professionals and a topnotch hospital, plus a wide variety of career paths and expanding housing options make Perry wellpositioned for continued growth.
There’s always something new to experience with Perry’s ever-growing diversity of its residents and businesses.
Plus, it’s no secret that Perry has emerged as a community that embraces the Arts. Everywhere I look, I see examples of this – from historic preservation of architecture and archives, to public art installations and numerous arts and cultural events that bring people together throughout the year.Collaboration and partnerships among community organizations is the key to so much of our success. A dedicated staff and passionate volunteer network work to improve and strengthen the community and businesses, big and small. Whether you’re looking to start or grow your business, vacation in “Perrydise” for a short stay, or even relocate to our great community – the Perry Chamber of Commerce is here to help.Pop in to the Welcome Depot or stop by our office at the Town/Craft Center to learn more. We’d be happy to share information about the area, help with referrals for local businesses and organizations, answer your questions, or show you around! The Perry Chamber of Commerce is at your service.
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I invite you to discover the many treasures Perry has to offer, including the Downtown Historical & Cultural District which features a boutique hotel, unique shops, destination dining, photo opps, and access to miles of paved trails. Catch the latest box office hit at the local movie theater, check out the Perry Public Library known for being “More Than Books!” or get some fresh air at one of several city parks or nearby recreation areas.
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building community & Helping make a great place to PerrybusinessdoPerryChamber of Commerce 1124 Willis Ave. Suite A • PO Box 472 • Perry, Iowa 50220 • 515-465-4601 www.PerryIAChamber.org We love sharing the many opportunities to experience our: Rich History - Diverse Cultures - Artistic Character Welcoming Citizens - Caring Businesses - Thriving Schools Unique Shops - Destination Dining - Recreational Trails With more than 50 Chamber events and activities throughout the year - from a winter bike ride to summer farmers market and monthly networking events to annual celebrationsyou’re bound to find something that suits you! Promoting and Encouraging Growth in the BusinessCommunity,&Tourism PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PERRY CHIEF
5 ViewPLUSamap of Perry on 30-31pages The Perry Chamber Community Profile is a specialty publication of Sycamore Media Corp., 108 W. Quarry Street, Maquoketa, Iowa 52060, 563-652-2441. No portion of this publication may be reproduced without the written consent of the publisher. Ad content is not the responsibility of Sycamore Media Corp. The information in this guide is believed to be accurate; however, Sycamore Media Corp. cannot and does not guarantee its accuracy. Sycamore Media Corp. cannot and will not be held liable for the quality or performance of goods and services provided by advertisers listed in any portion of this magazine. Sycamore Media President: Trevis Mayfield Advertising: Wendy McCartt, Nancy Mayfield, Trevis Mayfield Editorial: Nancy Mayfield Creative: Brooke Till, Elizabeth Goodman and contributors SycamoreMedia Editorial Index 8 Welcome to Perry 14 Attractions 14 — Art and Culture 19 — Shopping, Dining & Downtown Fun 20 — Recreation & Entertainment 22 — Parks & Camping 27 Community Amenities 27 — Education 37 — Healthcare & Wellness 40 — Economic Development 43 Annual Events 49 Member Directory
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Strolling through downtown Perry, each step reveals people and places that honor the past and celebrate a vibrant future.
This charming scene serves as a backdrop for a place where locals and visitors alike can share community and culture during day-to-day life or at one of the many special events that take place in Perry.
Sculptures and public art installations that pay homage to the city’s railroad history, its industrial background, its agricultural underpinnings and its artistic character line the streets. Indeed, the city’s well-earned reputation as an arts community is evident in its galleries and artisan shops, as well as in the artwork that graces the walls of many downtown buildings.
Renovated historic structures house thriving businesses. Restaurants serving many types of food; shops selling a variety of goods; a movie theater showing first-run films; and spaces inviting you to sit for a spell dot the area.
From a Farmers Market downtown each Thursday from June to September to live music and multiple art fairs, the opportunity to connect with creativity and meet friendly people spans the calendar. Perry is a great place to do business. Its healthy and diverse economy includes large manufacturers, service providers and small businesses. A bustling downtown, as well as business and commercial parks, are part of the strong foundation. A history of public/private partnerships are forward-looking and have made the community stronger.
When it comes to recreation, the area’s natural surroundings provide opportunities to bike and hike, explore local parks or swim at the community center. This special place with a small-town feel is just a stone’s throw away from larger cities and has retail options including home décor and home improvement stores, handmade art vendors, gift shops, antiques sellers and clothing boutiques among others.
9 The Perry area is a food-lover’s oasis with many options from authentic cuisine from around the world to traditional favorites and comfort food. Perry’s changing demographics has created an increased demand for not only sourcing ingredients but also an opportunity to showcase global specialties. Savvy entrepreneurs have opened restaurants, breweries, outdoor streeteries, food trucks and small-scale grocery stores, serving up food and otherwise hard to find items. Location Perry is located just 40 miles northwest of the Des Moines metro, 40 miles southwest of Ames, and within a short day’s drive of such major Midwest cities as Chicago, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Omaha and St. Louis. Not far from WELCOME 1112 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 | (515)465-3511 | www.hotelpattee.com |
10 the crossroads of Interstates 80 and 35, or the Des Moines International Airport, Perry is well positioned for commuters, day trippers, and world travelers.Withgreat recreational trails, a vibrant art scene, shopping, restaurants, educational opportunities and more, Perry offers a friendly, small-town environment just a short drive from larger cities. An affordable cost of living and loads of small-town charm are why some 8,000 people call Perry home and many more visit each year.Its proximity to metro areas and connection to many transportation networks – motor vehicle, air, and rail – has enabled Perry to build a strong manufacturing base with industries ranging from meat processing to agriculture equipment production and more, with easy access to major Midwestern cities and global markets.
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Perry’s Rich History and Bright Future Perry, Iowa, was founded in 1869. It was built and thrived as a railroad town ideally situated in a rich agricultural area. Brothers John and Harvey Willis laid out the original town plat of 220 acres, donating five to the Des Moines Valley Rail Road – which was planning to extend its service to Fort Dodge – for a depot. The new town was named after Colonel Perry, a railroad official from Keokuk, Iowa. Train service began on July 4, 1869, and eventually the Rock Island and the Milwaukee railroads ran through Perry. While the railroads ceased running through Perry and surrounding towns in the late 1970s, the former tracks have been converted to biking and walking trails that allow residents and visitors to enjoy well-maintained paths for miles.
From its humble beginnings, Perry grew into a market center to provide products and services to the surrounding countryside, as well as smaller nearby communities. Being recognized as the ideal location for light and heavy industries, as well as wholesale and retail operations, Perry expanded and prospered.Fromapopulation of 952 people in 1880, it grew to more than 7,000 in 1980. The growth has continued even as population in many rural towns has declined. People living in Perry have access to good jobs at home or choose to commute to the Des Moines metro area for work. Manufacturing and food processing have boosted the local economy, as have the many commercial and professional businesses located here. Great city services and other amenities make Perry a great place to call home.
While the city honors its rich history, it is always moving forward. As public and private partnerships continue to thrive here, the Perry community looks forward to future growth.
The Perry Chamber of Commerce works to improve and strengthen the community and businesses, big and small. Whether you’re looking to grow your business, continue your success, or relocate to our great community – the chamber is here to Wehelp.invite you to visit the Perry Welcome Depot at 1019 Willis Ave. for more information on things to do and see.
The Perry Chamber of Commerce is at your service: 1124 Willis Ave., Perry, IA 50220; (515) 465-4601; PerryIAChamber. org; or on Facebook @PerryAreaChamber.
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Art & Culture Becoming quite an art scene, Perry is home to two Arts organizations –each hosting numerous festivals and programming throughout the year – as well as several art-related businesses and an ever-growing array of public art in the form of sculptures, murals, in stallations, and permanent collections. The community has truly embraced a renewed identity of being a hub for Arts & Culture. For more than 45 years, the Perry Fine Arts committee has been sponsoring concerts and other musi cal shows. Each year, it hosts six to eight events that can include anything from opera to jazz to blue grass. The committee mixes it up with both instrumental music and vocal music performances during the season. The group has recruited musicians from as far away as Europe and Russia, as well as from Iowa and the surrounding states. Tuba Day began in 1977 as a workshop and concert by a group of tubists in honor of Bill Bell, a famed Perry tuba player from a bygone era. That event is now A Tuba Christmas and features a rehearsal and public concert. The Perry Fine Arts season begins in the fall and ends with a variety show on the afternoon of July 4. Most concerts are at the Perry Performing Arts Center at the high school, but the tuba performance and variety show are at the First United Methodist Church in Perry. Both venues are handicapped accessible. All Perry Fine Arts performances are free of charge, thanks to generous sponsors and free-will donations For more information on the times and dates for all the shows each season, please view the calendar at PerryIAChamber.org. Art on the Prairie is an organiza tion with a namesake annual festival on the second weekend of November. The event features a combined 100 Iowa artists, musicians and poets in
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The Boulevard Sculpture Series features four illuminated sculptures that serve as a gateway to the Down town Perry Historical and Cultural District, located on Willis Avenue between First and Third streets. Com missioned by Art on the Prairie, the sculptures tell the story of Perry’s rich history, while also paying tribute to the Railroad, Agriculture, Industry, and the Arts, which all have contributed to Perry’s growth. Speed Train, created by Jim Russell, sits at the intersec tion where the railroad once passed through Perry. Furrowed Fields, also created by Russell, celebrates the land and the farmers who’ve tended it for generations. Born of Fire, created by John Brommel, is a nod to industry’s important role in the economy, while Iowa Girl, also created by Brommel, Carnegie Library Museum
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ATTRACTIONS pays homage to Perry-native Roberta Green Ahmanson, who was instrumental in the revitalization of the city more than 20 years ago. The sculptures are sites to see, especially at night! A centerpiece of downtown, the Reconfiguration Arches were created by world-renowned metal sculptor Albert Paley. The sculptures, weighing nearly eight tons apiece, are con structed using metal objects that were significant in the lives of metalworkers, farmers and railroaders who have made their homeThehere.arches frame both entrances of Soumas Court, an outdoor courtyard named after local legend George Soumas, who was the son of Greek immigrants, World War II hero and mayor of Perry. A life-size sculpture of him, by Iowa artist Chris Bennett, sits drinking coffee at one of the bistro tables. The courtyard features a Wall of Witnesses filled with plaques commemorating well-known people who have made a unique contribution to the community. A new member is added to the wall each Soumasyear.Court is connected to the Hotel Pattee, a true anchor of the community. Originally opened in 1913, it has been magnificently renovated. Forty themed rooms incorporate small-town America and local heritage. The hotel’s architecture, artwork, artifacts and overall attention to detail are breathtaking.
Hometown Heritage, a local non profit organization, partners with the Perry Public Library and the city to manage the Carnegie Library Museum, as well as cultural assets such as the Wall of Witnesses and collection of artworks at the Hotel Pattee and other city-owned buildings. Hometown Heritage works to preserve local his tory, support the arts and celebrate life in smalltown Iowa by creating programs and events highlighting Dallas County’s rich history of immigration, exploring themes of education, family, work, faith and loss. The charitable trust curates a vast collection and archive of stories, photographs, and interviews, and it encourages others to research, preserve and share theirSeveralstories.murals also add vibrancy to downtown public spaces. Honor, by Shawn Palek, is in Josh Davis Plaza, named for United States Marines Corporal Josh Davis, who lost his life serving in Afganistan in May 2010.
Prairie Lane and Sinclair – Memory Lane are two additional murals by Palek. The first is located in a pocket park between Perry Perk and Mary Rose Collection. The other is around the corner from an old Sinclair Station turned museum with classic car mem orabilia. El Puente/The Bridge, by Jennifer Drinkwater, is located behind City Hall. To view more public art installa tions, visit the Perry Public Library, the Hotel Pattee and the Security Bank Building. Sculpture, fabric art, stained glass, paintings, artifacts and more are on display throughout those buildings. Railroad memorabilia and photographs can be found in permanent exhibits at Forest Park Museum, Carnegie Library
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The Carnegie Library Museum is a renovated building that has been meticulously restored to reflect its original 1910 appearance. It houses a collection of materials, including the library’s original 1,000 books, as well as art and exhibits depicting the growth of middle America from the mid-1800s to the present. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Carnegie Library Museum served as Perry’s library for 90 years from 1904 to 1994. Electrical, HVAC , and ADA problems led to the construction of the new library.
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While some businesses have remained anchors in the com munity over the years, more and more businesses have newly opened, adding vibrancy to the shopping scene in Perry. Whether shopping for clothes, gifts, art, home décor or more, it’s likely to be found in Perry. From specialty bou tiques to a dime store, shopping local is a treat. Breweries and streeteries are some of the new additions to the food scene, that includes many choices for authentic dishes and down-home comfort food. For some indoor entertainment, the Perry Grand 3 Theatres provides a perfect family friendly and affordable getaway with its first-run movies in three digitally equipped auditoriums. Cherie owner
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As the railroad played a key role in Perry’s early devel opment, it’s fitting that some iconic train cars have been put to some modern uses downtown. In 1992, the city accepted ownership of the Milwaukee Road Caboose, which was ren ovated in 2010 and houses a seasonal food truck. It is located in Caboose Park at the trailhead of the Raccoon River Valley Trail. Just across the street from it is the Perry Welcome Depot. Besides information on things to see and do, it Ialso has public restrooms.
The Perry Chamber of Commerce hosts the 24-mile round trip Bike Ride to Rippey (BBR Ride) each Febru ary as its largest annual fundraiser. The more than 40-year old tradition happens rain, snow or shine and is known as The Original Winter Ride. It starts and ends in Perry, and attracts hundreds of riders each year. An in-town trail system, the Hi awatha Trail provides easy access in Perry to the Raccoon River Valley Trail, which encompasses 89 miles of paved trails passing through 14 communities in three counties. It is the longest continuous bike trail in the country and was inducted into the Rails-Trail Hall of Fame in 2021. A stop at the High Trestle Trail’s 13-story-high bridge across the Des Moines River is a must-see attrac tion. That trail originates in nearby Woodward and will connect with Perry within the next two years as a result of the “Let’s Connect” effort.
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Biking is synonymous with Perry, from annual bike rides to miles of sce nic trails waiting to be explored.
This multi-phase project consists of constructing nine-miles of multi-use paved recreational trail stretching from Perry through Bouton to Woodward. When completed, this trail will create a first-class amenity for the region by connecting two of the most popular trail systems in the state. It will be just one more reason for thousands of cy clists to pass through Perry each year as they explore the trails and enjoy breathtaking views. Perry is home to the McCreary Community Building, which sports an updated gym, a fitness center with 24/7 access, studio space, a child watch room and more. The 40-yearold, city-operated building was reno vated recently and offers people of all ages access to recreational activities. A splash pad is open in the summer, and people can swim year-round in the sixlane heated indoor pool. Day passes and memberships are available. For those interested in fishing or floating, boat ramps for the Raccoon River are located at the west end of Willis Avenue as well as south of P58 (First Avenue), immediately to the east after crossing the Raccoon River bridge. The 7.5-mile float to the Sny der Access located in Minburn is great for a trip by canoe, kayak or tube, complete with beautiful sandbars, ea gles, deer and giant cottonwood trees. Just 1/2 mile from the river is a stone amphitheater, restored wetland areas Fabulous finds Perry
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Recreational activities abound in Perry from walking and bike trails, fishing and paddling, and more.
21 and a re-established prairie nursery at Voas Nature Area just west of Minburn. History comes to life when you explore the artifacts of Dallas County in the Alton Schoolhouse and the Grabenhorst Log Cabin at Forest Park Museum, just south of Perry. Its popular exhibits showcase the area’s railroading history, early settlers and more. It also has an arboretum with native trees, shrubs, woodland, re-established prairie and a butterfly garden. Educational programs and tours are available and are overseen by Dallas County Conservation. Conservation provides a wide range of educational and cultural opportunities and has more than 3,000 acres and 25 sites consisting of parks, museums and wildlife areas, as well as hiking and recreational trails (including water trails).
Whiterock Conservancy, just 30 miles west of Perry has 16 miles of bike optimized, single-track trails and 12 miles of shared used trails. The 5,500acre land trust, located along the Middle Raccoon River Valley, offers stargazing, canoeing, fishing, kayaking, horseback riding and camping.
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Golfers can enjoy a nine-hole golf course, an outdoor pool and other social events with a membership to the Perry Golf & Country Club. Open golf for non-members within a 30-mile radius is available on Mondays. The Perry High School Driving Range at the athletic complex is another option for people who want to practice their swing.
For a real outdoor treasure hunt, come armed with a GPS or smartphone and geocache in and around the area. There are more than 100 geocaches within five miles of Perry and more than 200 within 10 miles.
Parks & Camping Pattee Park, located at West 3rd Street and Willis Avenue, is Perry’s largest park. It features a band shell, skateboard park, three softball and four baseball fields, tennis courts, play ground equipment, three shelter houses and the Perry Dog Park. Annual activ ities include the 4th of July Celebration and Friday Fest music events in the summer.Camping at Pattee Park is limited to five days. The park has electric hook ups and a dump station. Campers must register with the Perry Police Depart ment at 908 Willis Avenue. Call (515) 465-4636 for more information. The five-acre dog park is next to the baseball and softball diamonds south of Pattee Park. It is fenced and divided into two sections, one for smaller dogs and one for large dogs. The park has a double-gated entrance, a three-level water fountain and dog-inspired play ground equipment. Wiese Park is adjacent to the Mc Creary Community Center and features a shelter house and gazebo, a nine-hole disc golf course, playground equipment, a lighted two-mile recreational trail, basketball court, soccer fields and sand volleyball courts. West of the McCreary Community Center on the corner of Bateman and 8th Streets is the Perry Veterans Me morial, dedicated in 1992 by American Legion Post 85, Veterans of Foreign War Post 2060 and private individuals to the veterans of all wars and conflicts. Perkins Park is located at West 5th Street and Dewey Avenue and is di vided by a berm that was once a raised railroad bed. On the west side is natural prairie land, interpretive signs and
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24 South of the borderwithout leaving Perry DeCasaOro 1211 2nd Street Perry, IA 515-465-880850220 Authentic Mexican food fun and drinks right here at home! L to R: Owners Elisa and Salvador Lepe with waitress Sonia Bermudez Where decorating is more than a look.....it’s a feeling. 924 OTLEY, PERRY | 5154654750 | HOURS: MONFRI 95 ~ SATURDAY 912 Alice’s Haus Dresin, Ltd. We specialize in ﬂooring products, window treatments, paint, countertops, furniture and home decor. Whether you are shopping for a single window covering or redecorating your entire house, we have great people with the knowledge and expertise to help you put it all together. access to the Hiawatha Bike Trail. The east side has youth soccer fields and playground equipment. Restrooms at the city parks are available seasonally. Other nearby camping options include:Sportsman’s Park, 1/2 mile north east of Dawson (6 miles west of Perry), a 40-acre park of oak and hickory timber overlooking the North Raccoon River, with a fishing access, nature trails, playground equipment, electric hook-ups, modern restrooms and cabins. Whiterock Conservancy, Guthrie County, south of Coon Rapids (30 miles west of Perry), with three campgrounds, primitive camping sites and cabins. Don Williams Lake and Campground, Boone County, north of Ogden (25 miles north of Perry), with electric hookups and showers. ATTRACTIONS
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26 CommunityPerrySchoolsAcademics • PK-5 before/after school program with an academic and STEM focus (P.A.C.E.S) • Awarded $50,000 Computer Science from Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. Elementary computer science program for coding and robotics • MS STEM program and computer courses incorporating coding • MS/HS iJAG program for preparing students for Iowa jobs after graduation • HS can earn dual credit for DMACC courses • HS offers 38 different course options in the career and technical fields • K-12 1:1 technology to support student learning • 96.4% graduation rate Facilities • New 1.4 million dollar Dewey Field Entrance • New 6.4 million dollar Industrial Technology, Multi-Purpose Turf Room • 10 Million dollar Perry Middle School Renovation • Perry High School has the only museum in USA to display the Constitution/Bill of Rights and 800 photos of Perry History and an exhibit titled “Education through the Ages.” • Security System Upgrades to include Electronic Door Locks, Cameras, Security Software • 54 acres of Grounds and Athletic Fields • 400,000 SF of Facilities • New $250,000 Elementary Playground Structure Activities • Part of the Heart of Iowa Activities Conference • Expanded activities to include middle school baseball, middle school softball, high school wrestling, and eSports • Live streaming of school activities • 1100 various activity events each year • Connection between high school and elementary students through “High 5 Fridays”, “Bluejays with Books” reading program • Various camps throughout the year: football, basketball, volleyball, golf, baseball, Junior Jay Wrestling, Shooting Academy. • Activities Advisory Council for grades 10-12 which incorporates Service Learning, School Pride, Spirit and Support, Sportsmanship, Student Leadership Fine Arts • Perry Community School District offers both middle school and high school drama programs, with a total of 11 different productions (3 in middle school and 8 in high school) from a student’s time in 6th-12th grade. • Students have the opportunity to participate as either actors or technical crew, where students design and operate various backstage parts of the play, including lights, sound, set, costumes, props, and makeup. perry.k12.ia.us • 515-465-4656 • 1102 Willis Ave, Perry IA 50220
Education Perry is a community that values education. Its schools, both public and private, are filled with staff and programs that nurture students’ interests and help them strive for successful futures. Perry is home to several preschools and daycare centers and is surrounded by nearby higher education choices, including a college and career academy in the heart of downtown, as well as proximity to other colleges and fouryear universities.
The DMACC Perry VanKirk Career Academy is a shining star in the community. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, the state-of-the-art facility gives students affordable educational opportunities – right in their own backyard – to better their lives and careers.
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Pictured at the DMACC VanKirk Career Academy in downtown Perry are (from left) Katie Tuel, Pre-Nursing and Health Occupations instructor; Eddie Diaz, Academy Connie Saenz, Academic Brent Rowe, Applied Engineering and Welding Instructor; and Tom Lipovac, Career
The Academy opened in 2011 after the community came together to fundraise and collaborated with state and local officials to be able to offer quality and affordable college education close to home. The center, located just south of the public library on 2nd Street, provides a direct pathway between local high schools and Des Moines Area Community College, preparing students to enter the skilled trades workforce or pursue an associate’s degree.
“The DMACC Perry VanKirk Career Academy offers area high school students the chance to explore various career paths, earn college credit and decrease the cost of a higher education all close to home and at no cost to the student or their family,” said Director Eddie Diaz. In 2021-22 school year alone, more than 125 Perry High
28 Front row, left to right: Dariel and Rebecca. Back row, left to right: Brandon, Blyth, Amber, Anthony, Travis 1315 Willis Avenue, PERRY, IA 50220 (515) 465-3411 fareway.com MONDAY(CLOSED8:00AMSATURDAY:-9:00PMSUNDAYS) It is our mission to provide the highest quality, freshest product available, while treating our customers like family and valuing our dedicated employees beyond measure. Our shelves are stocked and we look forward to seeing you soon! Come on neighbor.in, STRENGTH.AMERICANINNOVATION.PRIDE. Leader in the tillage tool industry through quality and innovation COMMUNITY AMENITIES School students were enrolled at the Academy and earned 1,356 DMACC credits, he noted. The average DMACC tuition saved per student was $1,887.55, with a total of $235,944 saved by students. In addition to offering an affordable education, the Academy also provides students with a staff that cares. From teachers to advisors and beyond, the team places a focus on supporting students, working with them to develop their interests, pursue scholarships and reach their professional goals. In partnership with area school districts, the Academy offers programs to high school students in such fields as health occupations, welding,
IN THEIR WORDS... The Perry DMACC VanKirk Career Academy gives students a direct PATHWAY from high school to DMACC • More than 200 local high school students have earned college credits for FREE. • At DMACC Perry VanKirk Career Academy, students can learn skills to help them advance in life and prepare to enter the workforce or college. • DMACC Perry VanKirk Career Academy offers classes during the day and evenings in everything from composition to psychology and technical programs in health occupations, welding, applied engineering, computer languages and more. • Financial assistance, internships, service trips and more are among the specialized support offered to help students reach their academic and professional goals. www.dmacc.edu/perry | email: email@example.com | phone: 515-428-8100 “I’ve been able to take many college-level classes as a high school student to work toward a college degree. The Perry VanKirk Career Academy gives me the opportunity to explore my options. I can find out what I like and what I don’t like.” – Viviana Escalante, 18, DMACC student“I’mstudying to be a dental assistant, and the staff here at Perry VanKirk Career Academy is so helpful. They give students the opportunity to network and branch out. They also keep me informed about many scholarships that are available. And I don’t have to travel far from home. I like that I can stay in my community.” – Wendy DMACCEscalante,19,student WE ARE ONE...WE ARE PERRY YOUR STARTSFUTUREHERE
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31 3 130TH ST 135TH ST AVELST28TH AVEL LNMAGNOLIA WILLIS ST1 21 50 31 41 43 1 6 IVYPL HAROLD BAILEY WAY AVE PM4:22:259/13/2021Drawing1.dwg Caboose Park PerrySt.Business/CulturalTrailhead/ParkingDistrictPatrick’sSchoolMcCrearyCenterElementarySchoolPerryMiddle/HighSchool14 Wiese Park5 Pattee Park6 78 123 109 LEGEND This is to cer�fy that this is the CityATTEST:Seal ____________________________________ Elizabeth Hix, City ClerkPM4:22:25 AVEJ Caboose Park PerrySt.Business/CulturalTrailhead/ParkingDistrictPatrick’sSchoolMcCrearyCenterElementarySchoolPerryMiddle/HighSchool14 Wiese Park5 Pattee Park6 78 123 Perkins Park Violet Hill Cemetery 9 Dallas County Hospital 10 Dallas County Conservation / Forest Park Museum Raccoon River Valley Traill Frog Creek Trail City Trails LEGEND Cer�ﬁca�on of the Oﬃcial This is to cer�fy that this is the Oﬃcial Street Name Map CityATTEST:Seal LegendDOWNTOWN PERRY Perry Chamber of Commerce 1124 Willis Ave, Perry, IA 50220 Phone: (515) www.PerryIAChamber.org465-4601 5 6 7 199 12 13 17 20 26 27 29 32 33 34 35 36 42 47 49 51 52 55 56 57 61 62 63 66 44 23 4 Seasons MiniStorage & Car Wash C5 Alice's Haus Dresin, Ltd C1 Affordable Quality Roofing & Exteriors E1 Art On The Prairie Atelier at 1109 H2 Backwards Boutique H3 Ben's Five & Dime G2 Bernie Lowe & Associates E6 Betsy Peterson Designs H2 Bolton & Menk E6 Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care A3 Casa De Oro G2 City of Perry H2 Clean Works Auto Wash & Clean Paws Pet Wash ......... C2 Dallas County Habitat for Humanity ........................ E6 Dallas County Hospital ............. D3 Edward JonesAndrew Brommer G2 El Rey Market, Restaurant and Guns C1 Eric Peterson Pottery H2 Eye Care Associates F2 F.K. Stokely Lumber Co. ........... C6 Fareway .................................. C2/I4 Farm Bureau Financial Services C1/I1 Finn & Laughlin Family Dentistry D4 First Interstate Bank E2 Gamble Block Brewery G2 Generations Wealth Advisors H3 Harper Rose's Floral & Gifts D1 Hotel Pattee H2 Hy-Vee E2 ITC Midwest D6 La Poste...................................... H3 Mandarin Cafe ............................ H2 Mary Rose Collection ................ H3 Meriwether Wilson & Co. .......... F2 Mex-To-U .................................... H2 Minburn Communications ........ E6 Newbury Living .................... C1/C3 Oasis Market & Restaurant ....... C2 Osmundson Mfg. Co. ................ D1 Percival Scientific, Inc............... D6 Perry Chamber of Commerce ... C2 Perry Community Schools.. B3/C5 Perry DMACC VanKirk Career Academy I2 Perry Economic Development Perry Fine Arts Perry Flowers by Donna Jean F2 Perry Golf & Country Club A2 Perry Grand 3 Theatres F3 Perry Lutheran Homes ... C4/C6/D3 Perry Paint and Glass ............... G3 Perry Perk................................... H3 Perry Washall ............................. C2 Progressive Foundry B2 Purple Star Studio H3 Raccoon Valley Bank G3 Salvaged Soul ............................ H3 Snap Fitness .............................. D1 St. Patrick's School ................... C2 The Family Credit Union ........... D2 The Lazy Goose Boba Tea & Ice Cream............................I3 The Scottish Fox........................ H3 The Tin Pig Tavern ..................... G2 Tyson .......................................... C1 VanWall Equipment ................... E6 Wells Fargo G2 West End Car Wash C1 1 21 44 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 8 10 15MetroDSM 65 37 East IndustrialPerryofPark WILLIS AVE F 1 2 3 4 HGI 22
32 help make home possible When you volunteer, donate, or advocate with Dallas County Habitat for Humanity, you’re helping make affordable homeownership possible right here in Perry and other Dallas County communities. Get involved today! dallascountyhabitat.org Hser and her son, Habitat homeowners in Perry teaching, applied engineering and more. The school’s new Computer Languages Academy is one more avenue for students to pursue hightech skills that will lead to highpayingStudentjobs.gain hands-on experience in well-equipped labs and workshops, as well as through clinical hours and internships. They also can take academic classes in writing, math, government, the sciences and other subjects that can transfer to 4-year colleges and universities. Perry SchoolCommunityDistrict The Perry Community School District’s motto, “One Team, One Purpose,” sums up a philosophy that honors the district’s commitment to COMMUNITY AMENITIES TOP-QUALITY EXTERIOR, HARDWARE, AND LUMBER PRODUCTS We are a 3rd-generation company with over 9 decades of experience. Trust us to provide you with quality products. We oﬀer options for all products and services. Call us today for FREE estimates! 1040 26th St., Perry, IA 50220 | 515-465-3571 F.K. STOKELY LUMBER CO. Strength. Stability. Service. And us. Auto | Home | Life | Annuities | Business | Farm & Ranch 1009 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA DavidFinneseth.fbfsagents.com515.465.2005 David Finneseth Agent Michelle Lucht Sales Associate Farm Bureau Property & Casualty Insurance Company,* Western Agricultural Insurance Company,* Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company*/West Des Moines, IA. *Company providers of Farm Bureau Financial Services. PR-SM-A (10-21)
33 PROGRESSIVE FOUNDRY 1518 1st Ave, Perry, 515-465-5697IA ...providing cast iron products across a broad range of sizes, designs and industries. student success by building strong relationships with students, parents andPerryfamilies.Community Schools comprise a rural school district covering 154-square miles (including the communities of Dawson and Bouton). Located about 25 miles northwest of Des Moines, the district has three sites – elementary, middle and high school, all in Perry – and serves more than 1,800 students in preschool through grade 12. The district’s strengths include diversity, community support and a smalltown feel that provides endless opportunities.ThePerryBluejays enjoy many academic and recreational amenities. Every student in grades 2nd through 12th has a laptop. STEM classes are offered at all levels. A before-school, COMMUNITY AMENITIES
34 www.familycu.com/perry-branch • State-of-the-Art Equipment • Two Automatic Bays • Two Self-Serve Bays 1201 1st St. • Perry • 515-480-5261ACLEANDOGISAHAPPYDOG!Self-ServePetWashSelections:•AllNaturalShampoos•Conditioner•PetDeodorizer•BlowDry&Vacuum afterschool and summer program in its 20th year, Perry’s Academic and Cultural Enrichment Services (PACES), provide safe, challenging and fun activities for the children of working parents. The district has become well known for the high caliber of its instruction, which actively embraces new technology and focuses on the development of the whole student. Seating more than 600, the Perry Performing Arts Center, graces the middle and high school campus.“Ihave been a part of the Perry Schools for 29 years. I am proud to be a Perry Bluejay because this school district is all about student success. There are many programs and outstanding educators at Perry Schools that ensure Student Success. Our facilities, staff, and community support are top notch!” said Superintendent Clark Wicks. A $6.4 million industrial technology, multi-purpose/wrestling room building project was completed in 2020. Perry High School has the only museum in the United States to display the Constitution/ Bill of Rights. It also has 800 photos of Perry History and an exhibit titled “Education through the Ages.” Upgrades to security systems provide a safe and friendly learning environment. An array of clubs and programs are available to students, including band, chorus, dance team, drama, speech, National Honor Society, Mock Trial, Academic decathlon, a full array of sports, service clubs and more. Also offered to high school students through concurrent enrollment are 40 college-level classes that provide the opportunity to earn up to 50 of the 60 credit hours required for an associate degree prior to graduation. Multiple students have received their associate degree by taking a few more on-line courses through Des Moines Area Community College, COMMUNITY AMENITIES
“We want every Knight to have, believe, and achieve their dreams.” St. Patrick’s Catholic School has a more than 100-year tradition of “putting faith in education.” Seven years after Mrs. Nora O’Malley began her efforts to bring a Catholicguided education to Perry, the school opened in 1921. It has continued to focus on a holistic education, encompassing mind, body and soul. St. Patrick School offers a single section of grades kindergarten through eighth grade with an average of 15 students per class. Free 4-yearold preschool is offered through a partnership with Perry Community Schools and the Universal Preschool Program. The school prides itself on its small classrooms that offer a family friendly environment where life-long friendships are formed. In the classrooms, learning is hands-on and catered to the individual needs staff see. Besides religion and the core subjects, students are taught music, art, and physical education. Students can participate in reading support, language development programs, and many afterschool extracurricular activities. School-sponsored sports begin in seventh grade for all students.Theschool has active parent volunteers who support it. Parents are asked to volunteer on committees that keep them connected to the community, ranging from School Board to the Parent Ambassador program to the maintenance committee.“Whatmakes St. Patrick School so unique is the small classes, the way the middle school kids help with the younger students, and just the unity that is present from preschool to eighth graders from staff members
Smile whose Perry VanKirk Career Academy is an integral part of their educational opportunities. St. Patrick’s Catholic School
Dentists Daniel D. Finn, DDS and T. Craig Laughlin, DDS, Perry and Waukee IA, practice a full scope of general and cosmetic dentistry with expertise ranging from porcelain veneers to dental implants, crowns and bridges. Drs. Finn and Laughlin can now correct a wide variety of so-called permanent cosmetic dental problems, and can literally redesign your smile.
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36 1307 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 Phone: (515) 465-3591 | Fax: (515) 465-3593 firstname.lastname@example.org We are a full-service accounting firm with offices in Perry and West Des Moines. If you are looking for a blend of personal service and expertise, you have come to the right place! We are experienced,affordable,andfriendly. to students.”- Parent of a St. PatrickWhileStudenttheCatholic faith is part of school life, students of all faiths are welcomed. Students, teachers, and staff start the day with an all-school prayer and say prayers throughout the day. Students participate in weekly school Masses and help with weekend community Masses monthly. They participate in servicerelated activities including a school favorite, the annual service day prior to Spring Break.Technology is a vital part of school life. St. Patrick School is a 1:1 studentto-device program in grades fifth through eighth, and students have either Chromebooks or Chrome Our Family Serving Yours 1721 Park St. Perry, IA Carrisfuneralhome.com515-465-810050220 Perry Public Library COMMUNITY AMENITIES
37 Pictured: Nicole, Jacksen, Bill, www.affordablequalityexteriors.comBrysen • Office: 515-465-4614 | Bill’s Cell: 515-201-4384 Fully Licensed, Insured & Bonded • Free Estimates Locally Owned & Operated Since 1996 SERVING ALL OF IOWA When it comes to work on your home, trust the family who’s been on the job for more than 20 years! Hard working family values ROOFING • SIDING • GUTTERS and more!Metal Asphalt& tablets in kindergarten through fourth grade. These devices are used regularly in the classrooms and are an integral part of technology classes.Thanks to the support of the parish community, the O’Malley Foundation, Catholic Tuition Organization grants, and the stewardship program, tuition is kept affordable for all families who want to send their students to St. Patrick School.ThePerry Public Library is more than just books. It enables the com munity to thrive by offering lifelong opportunities to connect, learn and create. Prominently located on the corner of 1st Avenue and Willis Av enue, the library provides access to free Wi-Fi, more than 46,000 books, magazines and movies, numerous programs and hands-on activities, as well as space to relax. A 2020 remodeling project included the installation of artistic light fixtures, a new circulation desk with three check-out stations, new flooring, a family-style restroom, and a new water fountain with a touch-free bottle-filling station. Healthcare & Wellness A healthy community is a happy community, and Perry has a plethora of health and wellness professionals COMMUNITY AMENITIES
38 to accomplish that mission. From a modern hospital to doctor offices and from retirement and nursing homes to dentists and chiropractors, residents have access to a variety of care andForfacilities.almost 70 years, the Dallas County Hospital has taken care of thousands of people throughout Central Iowa. At the 25-bed critical access facility, patients are cared for compassionately by friends and neighbors in a modern setting that’s also close to Originallyhome.known as the King’s Daughter’s Hospital, Dallas County Hospital and Family Medicine Clinics was founded in 1954. Today it serves patients from Dallas, Greene, Guthrie, and Boone counties. The hospital’s mission – to improve the health of the people we serve – is rooted in a deep tradition of For Your Convenience! 4 Season MiniStorage & Car Wash 3001 East Willis Avenue • 515-465-5651 “Automatic, Touch Free” West End Car Wash 301 West Willis Avenue • Open Daily 6am-8pm Perry Washall 1121 First Avenue • 515-465-4349 • Coin Operated Laundry • Oversized Washers • Drop Off ServicesLaundry • Private Entries • Concrete Floors • Several Sizes & Prices • 24 Hour Access • Lighted Inside & Out • AutomaticTouchFreeCarWash COMMUNITY AMENITIES We have community.neighborsgreatinour Proud sponsor of Perry Chamber of Commerce
The hospital’s expertly trained staff and physicians use the latest advancements in technology to take care of patients for everything from the common cold to a serious illness. Focus is put on wellness and disease prevention to build the health of people of all ages. The hospital offers more than 25 specialized healthcare services such as radiology, mammography, chemotherapy, surgical, lab services and therapy services. Emergency room services are available 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Dallas County’s Emergency Medical Services work with the hospital to assist in crisis situations and provide patients optimal care. Perry Lutheran Homes offers a full range of service and care at three senior living campuses. Seniors receive innovative, personalized, and Christ-centered living and care. With three campuses in Perry and within 30 minutes of Des Moines, there are a wide variety of senior housing and service options to meet specific needs. |
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With both a commercial park and industrial park, Perry prides itself on being developmentready, technology-equipped, and entrepreneurial and innovationfriendly.ThePerry Industrial Park is comprised of a total of 151 acres certified for light industrial business development; it is already established as a successful Research and Science Park with industry leading tenants. The commercial park includes almost 12 acres that are a short drive from major highways and downtown Des Moines.Recognizing that quality of life efforts are important tools for the successful recruitment and retention of a skilled workforce, PED is actively engaged in building a sustainable downtown.
40 AMENITIES Retirement Planning Comprehensive Financial Planning College Savings, Life Insurance & Legacy Planning Securities offered through Kestra Investment Services, LLC, (Kestra IS), member FINRA/SIPC. Investment Advisory Services offered through Kestra Advisory Services, LLC, (Kestra AS) an affiliate of Kestra IS. Generations Wealth Advisors is not affiliated with Kestra IS or Kestra AS. Investor Disclosures - www.kestrafinancial.com/disclosures VINCE STURM | ALEX STURM 1126 2nd St, Perry, IA 50220 • (515) 465-9843 Guiding you down the right path towards your financial goals
Economic Development Perry DevelopmentEconomic is a catalyst organization that supports and facilitates the sustainable growth and development of the city. Perry is a progressive, financially viable and diverse community, and PED works to advance the financial, social and environmental well-being of the city’s citizens and businesses. PED’s innovative approaches to job creation, workforce development and partnerships with public entities, community organizations and businesses fuel growth. Firms looking to expand will find that Perry’s skilled labor force, convenient access to major transportation routes and the community’s proactive approach to economic development give Perry a competitive advantage.
41 Willis Avenue Apartments 913 Willis Avenue • Perry, IA 50220 (515) 238-0271 • willisavenue.com Hamlin-Bell Apartments 2023 Willis Avenue • Perry, IA 50220 (515) 238-0271 • hamlinbell.com Property Amenities: • Controlled Access Entry • Community room with full kitchen • Energy efficient appliances • Ample off-street parking Apartment Amenities: • Fully equipped kitchens • In-home laundry • 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments and 4 Bedroom Townhomes • Income Restrictions Apply • Open Concept Floor Plan • Fitness and Business Centers • Free WiFi • 2 Bedroom Apartments • Income Restrictions May Apply • Flexible Floorplan – 2nd Bedroom AMENITIES Its recent purchase of the Hotel Pattee and the LaPoste special event space are one example of this effort. These historic gems and viable businesses are now locally owned and operated. They represent a significant economic asset to Perry, with the hotel bringing as many as 65,000 people a year to town. A cornerstone of its efforts is a strong partnership with DMACC Perry VanKirk Career Academy, Perry High School and the City of Perry to develop educational programs that promote a workforce ready for careers in a variety of areas, including health care, welding, teaching, applied engineering and more. With a strong manufacturing and food processing base, as well as a strong service industry, Perry also offers many other amenities. It’s is a great place to expand, relocate or start a new business, and PED can help with its’ extensive experience, knowledge of the area, skill at procuring grants, and focus on partnerships. For more information, visit perryia.org/perryeconomic-development-inc.
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Spring Shopping Open Houses First Saturday in April (Tentative) Join local merchants in welcoming Spring! This event showcases new items in area retail businesses ranging from home goods to clothing and antiques to handmade art, including specials and PerryIAChamber.orgsales. or (515) 465-4601
JANUARY YEAR-ROUND Handlebar Happy Hour Every Thursday Join this social gathering each week of the year from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at La Poste, 1219 Warford St., to celebrate with live music, art, food and community. laposteperry.com/ handlebar-happy-hour
Mark Your Calendar Join us all year-round at these established community events and many more new events! Between celebrating local culture and artists to enjoying recreational trails and music downtown, Perry offers something for everyone to look forward to, no matter the season. For more information about these and other events on the calendar visit PerryIAChamber.org or call the Perry Chamber of Commerce at (515) 465-4601.
FEBRUARY BRR – Bike Ride to Rippey First Saturday in February BRR is a 24-mile, roundtrip bike ride from Perry to Rippey and back to Perry. Known as the “Origi nal WINTER Ride,” the annual bike ride continues regardless of the weather! With the inaugural ride in 1978, this tradition is the Perry Chamber’s biggest fundraiser of the year and attracts thousands of riders to Perry from all over Iowa and the country. Preregis tration begins months in advance, but day-of registration is also an option. PerryIAChamber.org/BRR or (515) 465-4601. Chocolate Walk Second Saturday in February Ooo-la-la…Heavenly Chocolate! The Perry merchants host an annual Choc olate Walk on the Saturday before Valentine’s Day. Chocolate Walk par ticipants purchase tickets in advance to sample a luscious chocolate treat at each participating store while visiting Perry’s great array of shops and restaurants. PerryIACham ber.org/Chocolate-Walk or (515) 4654601 for tickets prior to the walk.
APRIL Easter Egg Hunt Saturday before Easter Meet the Easter Bunny, collect eggs and candy and gather “Special Eggs” with prizes at Wiese Park starting at 10:30 a.m. Perry Parks & Recreation at (515) 465-5621.
Artisan Afternoons Saturdays, April through October. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This series features a different artist each week and explores the range of materials and techniques they use to create their work. Presented by Purple Star Studio at Mary Rose Collection, 1215 Warford www.MaryRoseCollection.comStreet.
JUNE Weekly Farmers’ Market June through September on Thursdays Locally grown produce, fresh baked goods, handcrafted items and much more abound at the open-air market in the heart of downtown Perry. The market is located on 2nd Street (between Willis Avenue and Warford Street) with more than a dozen regular vendors plus another dozen occasional vendors. The market takes place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Thursday, rain or shine. Visitors also can enjoy extend ed hours at several downtown shops. Watch for the market’s monthly special events, such as Health and Wellness Night, Public Safety Night, Backto-School Night and Public Works Night. Special “off-season” markets are scheduled in the spring, fall and winter. PerryIA.org/farmers-market or (515) 465-4601.
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MAY Fiber Festival of Perry Second Saturday in May Featuring all forms of textile artworks, the Fiber Festival of Perry honors a tradition of fine craftsmanship. This event showcases Iowa artists who spin yarn, weave rugs, knit wearables and much more at the Hotel Pattee and Atelier at 1109. Fiber Festival of Perry on Facebook.
Kids’ Fest First Saturday in June. Enjoy games, activities and fun for the whole family at the Perry Public Library for the official kick-off for their Summer Reading Program and activities. Perry.lib.ia.us or (515) 4653569. Friday Fest First Friday in June Bring a picnic basket, cooler, lawn chairs and yard games to enjoy free, live music at the Pattee Park Band Shell from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Food vendors and kids’ activities make for a fun, family friendly event to kick off the summer. PerryIAChamber.org or (515) 465-4601.
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Celebrating the rich culture and heritage of many Perry residents, the Latino Festival is coordinat ed by Hispanics United for Perry and includes a parade at 11 a.m., dance performances, live music, food vendors and more from noon to 7 p.m. at the band shell at Pattee Park. Hispanics United for Perry at email@example.com or (515) 490-2298.
Highway 141 Garage Sale First Friday/Saturday of August
Perry’s annual patriotic celebration begins with a 2-mile long parade along Willis Avenue at 10 a.m. and ends with live music at the Pattee Park Band Shell at 6p.m., followed by a fireworks finale at dusk. Throughout the day, family friendly activities include food and craft vendors at Pattee Park, plus water fights and kids’ games.
A 70-YEAR HISTORY OF TAKING CARE OF YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS, CLOSE TO HOME. More than 25 specialized healthcare services and visiting specialists. New providers and service lines being evaluated regularly, with cosmetic surgery and Ketamine recently added Purdue Global University now sits in our med-surg department with a state-of-the-art simulation center to provide students’ real-world experience Emergency room services 24/7 25 bed acute care floor and includes swing bed services Family Medicine Clinics located in Perry and Panora Rehab Services, WellnessCardiopulmonaryPT/OT,ScreeningsEducationClasses For more information, visit our website at dallascohospital.org ANNUAL EVENTS
PerryIAChamber.org/july-4thcelebration or (515) 465-4601. Perry Fine Arts Musical Extravaganza & Ice Cream Social July 4 This more than four-decades-old tradition includes live entertainment
in the air-conditioned First United Methodist Church, 1100 3rd St., at 2 p.m. The event is followed by an ice cream social open to all, with just a free-will donation. Perry Fine Arts at (515) 465-5139
AUGUST Friday Fest First Friday in August
Perry’s Fourth of July Celebration
Bring a picnic basket, cooler, lawn chairs and yard games to enjoy free, live music at the Pattee Park Band Shell from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Food vendors and kids’ activities make for a fun, family friendly event to cap off the summer. PerryIACham ber.org (515) 465-4601.
From Grimes to Sloan, the towns, residents and businesses along Highway 141 combine efforts for a full weekend of more than 170 miles of “great garage sales, count less bargains and hidden treasures just waiting to be found” on the first full weekend of August. Hwy 1414 Garage Sale Association at 141sale. org !Viva Perry! Latino Fest Fourth Saturday in August
October to April
Art Harvest Tour
Perry’s Downtown Historic District closes along 2nd Street from Willis Avenue to Pattee Street to provide a safe trickor-treating walk for hundreds of children, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., thanks to area businesses and organizations participating in the event. PerryIAChamber.org or (515) 465-4601.
Last Friday in October
The Perry Fine Arts Committee hosts monthly performances at the Perry Performing Arts Center at the Perry High School. All performances are open to the public, with free will do nations accepted. Performances range from dance to opera, orchestra to jazz bands and more. The first event is a perfor mance at 2 p.m. Oct. 9, 2022, by The Bus Boys, an acoustic jam trio from Winona, Minnesota. Perry Fine Arts at (515) 465-5139.
Lighted Parade and Holiday Celebration
Last Full Weekend in September
Spooktacular Downtown Walk
A self-guided tour of a dozen artist studios within a 90-mile loop and scenic drive through the Des Moines River Valley, the Art Harvest Tour is coordinated by Art on the Prairie. Local artists open their work spaces for the weekend for a behind-the-scene peak into where they create. From historic downtown galleries to country lane home studios, the stops are as unique as the artistic styles they host – including three stops right in downtown Perry! www.ArtonthePrairie.org
Safe and Healthy Halloween at Dallas County Hospital
Enjoy an evening of safe and healthy trick-or-treating through the halls of Dallas County Hospital from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. With an array of giveaways, events and prices, you are sure to enjoy this one-of-a-kind Halloween experience. Dallas County Hospital at (515) 465-7516.
Last Friday in October
NOVEMBER Veterans Day Perry High School hosts an Annual Veterans Day Celebration that includes a presentation, assembly and luncheon. Programs are open to the public. RSVP requested for the luncheon. Perry High School at (515) 465-3503.
Friday after Thanksgiving Truly a sight to see: lighted parade floats circle the downtown and illuminate the streets to kick off the holiday season. Car olers share holiday cheer with those awaiting the parade, and Santa visits with youngsters afterwards. PerryIAChamber.org or (515) 465-4601.
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City-wide Trick or Treating
OCTOBER Perry Fine Arts Performance Series
If Spooktacular and the Safe and Healthy Halloween events aren’t enough, look for homes with their lights on around town, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., to take your little goblins to collect their holiday treats.
Last Friday in October
Second Weekend in November Downtown Perry comes to life with more than 100 Iowa artists, writers and musicians displaying, demonstrating and performing in multiple buildings in Perry’s Downtown Historic and Cultural District. Thousands of visitors come to town for this annual festi val. The historic buildings provide a unique backdrop for a one-of-a-kind indoor art show that also is a self-guid ed tour of some of Perry’s most iconic sites. ARTonthePrairie.org.
Free Community Christmas Dinner December 25 Open to all, this holiday meal is free to the community, thanks to generous donations. Local residents volunteer time and donate goods to make this event one where people can share in food, fellowship and the holiday spirit. Please join us from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Perry Elks Lodge on Christmas Day. For more information or to vol unteer, call (515) 465-3740.
47 Art on the Prairie at Downtown Venues, Hotel Pattee, LaPoste, Town/ Craft, Security Bank Building, Studio on Second, Betsy Peterson Designs, Carnegie Library Museum, and Perry Public Library
Small Business Saturday Saturday after Thanksgiving Downtown retail shops host their own holiday open houses throughout the holiday season, but Small Business Saturday is a national movement to celebrate, promote and support small businesses with their very own shop ping event. This is a perfect time to find holiday gifts while also enjoying refreshments, specials and door prizes. PerryIAChamber.org or (515) 4654601. DECEMBER A Tuba Christmas in Honor of Bill Bell Second Saturday in December The Perry Fine Arts Committee hosts A Tuba Christmas in Honor of Bill Bell. This event is in the tradition of the popular Tuba Day celebration founded in 1977. The program at the First United Methodist Church in cludes a rehearsal followed by a public performance. Perry Fine Arts at (515) 465-5139.
Las Posados Before Christmas Las Posadas, “the passage,” is a tradi tional Hispanic Christmas celebration that re-enacts Joseph and Mary’s search to find room at the inn for the baby Jesus to be born. Procession starts at First Christian Church at 6 p.m. followed by Fiesta. Hispanics United for Perry at hupperryiowa@ gmail.com or (515) 490-2298.
2 N D F U L L W E E K E N D N O V E M B E R 1 0 A M 5 P M | 1 0 A M 4 P M ART ON THE PRAIRIE c e l e b r a t i n g a r t , m u s i c , l i t e r a t u r e , a n d t h e j o y s o f s m a l l t o w n l i v i n g a l l w r a p p e d u p i n a t w o d a y e v e n t i n H i s t o r i c D o w n t o w n P e r r y , I A w w w . A R T o n t h e P r a i r i e . o r g Experience the Arts during the Festival & Year Round! P u b l i c A r t , G a l l e r i e s , S t u d i o s & A n n u a l E v e n t s : Art Harvest Tour September Art on the Prairie November We’ll see you at a Tuba Christmas in December! From opera to jazz to blue grass, we’re proud to share the music If you wish to support the Perry Fine Arts committee, make your tax-deductible donation to Perry Fine Arts, Box 237, Perry, IA 50220-0237 Join us for the Music Extravaganza and Ice Cream Social July 4 at 2:00 p.m. at the Perry First United Methodist Church. CALL US FOR OUR FULL SEASON SCHEDULE! For more information, contact Cathy Clark at 515-681-6184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org STEVE COOK STEVE PARNELL DOC McCAULLEY ANNUAL EVENTS
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CITY / COMMUNITY AND EDUCATION
Perry Chamber of Commerce 1124 Willis Avenue Suite A, PO Box 472 Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.PerryChamberIA.org465-4601
Hispanics United For Perry HUP Facebook.com/HUP-104486667890689
First Presbyterian Church 1323 4th Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) Facebook.com/FPCPerryIA465-3168
First United Methodist Church 1100 3rd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.iaumc.org/churchdetail/462005465-4178
Perry Elementary School 1600 8th Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.Perry.k12.ia.us465-5656
Perry Police Department 908 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.PerryIA.org/Public-Safety.html465-4636
Perry Middle School 1200 18th Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.Perry.k12.ia.us465-3531
Perry High School 1200 18th Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.Perry.k12.ia.us465-3503
DMACCEDUCATION 1011 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.DMACC.edu/Perry428-8100
First Baptist Church 1220 4th Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.FBCPerryIA.org465-4669
ISU Extension & Outreach - Dallas County 28059 Fairground Rd, Adel, IA 50003 (515) www.Extension.IAState.edu/Dallas993-4281
CITY / AMENITIES
First Christian Church 1224 Lucinda Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.PerryFCC.org465-2215
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church 2715 Iowa Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) Facebook.com/465-3272TrinityLutheranChurchPerry
St. Patrick Catholic School 1302 5th Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.StPatricks-Perry-ia.org465-4387
Perry Economic Development www.PerryIA.org/Perry-Economic-Development-Inc.html
Dallas County Habitat for Humanity 2200 E. Euclid Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50303 (515) https://DallasCountyHabitat.org238-5785
Hometown Heritage 1123 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.HometownHeritage.org465-7713
Carnegie Library Museum 1123 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) PerryIA.org/carnegie-library-museum.465-7713html
St. Patrick Catholic Church 1312 3rd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.StPatsPerry.com465-4387
Perry Public Library 1101 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.Perry.lib.ia.us465-3569
Perry Alano Club 1211/1213 Lucinda Street, Perry, IA www.PerryAlanoClub.org50220
City of Perry* 1102 Willis Avenue Suite 300, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.PerryIA.org465-2481
Elks Lodge #407 2823 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) Facebook.com/perryiowaelks407465-3791
Relay For Life Dallas County 1717 Ingersoll Avenue Suite 111, Des Moines, IA 1-800-227-234550309
*Denotes Chamber Champion
Perry Rotary Club PO Box 1, Perry, IA 50220 (515) https://Rotary6000.org/ClubInfo/Perry669-4011
ChristCHURCHESORGANIZATIONSCOMMUNITY&CHURCHESLutheranChurch 22952 141st Drive, Bouton, IA 50039 (515) Facebook.com/CLCBouton676-2289
Nudgers Inc 1316 2nd Street Suite C, Perry, IA 50220 (515) https://nudgersinc.weebly.com229-9085
Perry Fine Arts 1100 3rd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) 465-5139
Perry Fire Department 908 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.PerryIA.org/Public-Safety.html465-4285
Heartland Church of Christ 14417 J Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) 465-2107
McCreary Community Building 1800 Pattee Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) http://PerryRec.activityreg.com465-5621
Crossroads Church 2810 1st Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.Crossroads4U.net465-5478
Perry Community School District 1102 Willis Avenue Suite 200, Perry, IA www.Perry.k12.ia.us(515)50220465-4656
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS Art on the Prairie PO Box 733, Perry, IA www.ArtonthePrairie.org50220
Friends of the Perry Library 1101 Willis, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.Perry.lib.ia.us465-3569
Perry Fire Fighter Association 906 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) 465-4633
Perry Family Dentistry 1020 Otley Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.PerryFamilyDentistryIowa.com465-3501
Perry Child Development Center 920 18th Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) 465-2522
Perry Lutheran Homes - Eden Acres Campus* 1300 28th Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.PerryLutheranHomes.org465-5316
Perry Lutheran Homes - Spring Valley Campus* 501 12th Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.PerryLutheranHomes.org465-7500
HEALTHCARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Dallas County Hospital & Family Medicine Clinics* 610 10th Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.DallasCoHospital.org465-3547
Finn & Laughlin Dentistry 2605 Iowa Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.FinnAndLaughlinFamilyDentistry.com465-2633
Perry Lutheran Homes - Kings Garden Campus* 2323 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.PerryLutheranHomes.org465-5342
Super 8 701 26th Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.Super8.com465-5653
408 1st Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.BettandBevs.com642-6999
Common Wealth Provisions 1215 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) 642-6200
DCH Family Medicine Clinic Perry 616 10th Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.DallasCoHospital.org465-3553
HotelLODGINGPattee* 1112 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.HotelPattee.com465-3511
COFFEE / ICE CREAM / SPECIALTY DINING Perry Perk 1201 Warford Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.Perryperkcoffee.com897-8035
Oasis Restaurant 1223 Otley Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) 465-4022 Pizza Hut 2812 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) 465-5666
MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE 21st Century Rehab P.C. 610 10th Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.21stCenturyRehab.com465-7672
The Proletariat 1213 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515)
Tasty King Burger King 1319 141st Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) 465-5915
Casa De Oro 1211 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.CasaDeOroPerry.com465-8808
Tin Pig Tavern 1201 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.TinPigTavern.com642-0044
BARS / BREWERIES / SPORTS BARS
HOSPITALITY EVENT VENUES La Poste 1219 Warford Street, Perry, IA 50220 www.LaPostePerry.com Studio on Second 1218 Second Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) 201-3287
HUMAN SERVICES Children and Families of IowaConnect 2 Careers 1111 University, Des Moines, IA 50314 (515) www.CFIowa.org288-1981
RENTAL SERVICES A Kings Throne Portable Restrooms and Septic Service 3921 Delaware Ave Suite #6, Des Moines, IA 50313 (515) www.AKingsThrone.com288-5464
The Lazy Goose Boba Tea & Ice Cream 1014 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515)
New Opportunities Inc 2816 1st Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.NewOpp.org465-5185
Perry Area Emergency Food Pantry 3112 E. Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) 570-2975
SENIOR LIVING Newbury Living - Hamlin Bell Apartments 2023 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.HamlinBell.com238-0271
EveryStep Hospice 610 10th Street Suite 100, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.EveryStep.org465-4705
Eye Care Associates LLC 1313 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) http://eyecare-associates.com465-4203
ZION Integrated Behavioral Health Services 1316 2nd Street Suite A Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.ZionIowa.org465-9310
Best Portable Toilets PO Box 3825, Urbandale, IA 50323 (515) www.BestPortableToiletsInc.com453-2211
*Denotes Chamber Champion
Mandarin Cafe 1117 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) Facebook.com/MandarinCafePerry465-2080
Perry Lutheran Homes King’sGardensCampusInter-Generationallove,laughterandjoywithon-sitechildcarecenter.PerryLutheranHomesSpringValleyCampusSpaciousapartments,deliciousfood,socialactivitiesandmuchmore! Perry Lutheran Homes Eden BeautifulCampusAcrescampuswithnumerousamenitiesinsideandout. Because One Size Doesn’t Fit All Perry Lutheran Homes offers the full continuum-of-care across three senior living campuses! neighborhoods.care,winningAwardservicesandCCDImemorycare Personalized,innovativeChrist-centeredcareforyourmind,bodyandsoul. Call 515-726-9444 for a tour! Independent & Assisted Living • Rehabilitative Therapy Respite Care • Skilled Nursing • Long-Term Care Memory Care • Home Care • End-of-Life Care • Meals on Wheels The ofcommunityretirementbestaroundfullwonderfulfriendsandneighbors! PerryLutheranHomes.org | 1300 28th St. Perry, Iowa
Back row (left to right): Kendall Rathje, Terry Nielsen, Tod Ellis, Matt McDevitt, Evan Sinclair. Middle row (left to right): Kim Heiland, Angela Johnson, Eileen Splendore, Jenna Hammond, Susan Contreras, Katlyn Wasson. Front row (left to right): Cookie Buckler, Kelsey Hughes, JoLisa Mitchell, Irene Alfaro
Not too big. Not too small. Raccoon Valley Bank is just right for you! With roots stretching back for generations in our communities, we have come to know the people we serve, the ﬁnancial challenges they face and the services they need. Contact or visit us at any of our branches in Adel, Dallas Center, Grimes, Minburn or Perry to experience a true community bank! 1202 2nd Street, P.O. Box 129 Perry, IA 50220 P: 515.465.3521 | F: RaccoonValleyBank.com515.465.4346
Funeral & Cremation Services Carris Funeral Home 1721 Park Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.CarrisFuneralHome.com465-8100
Spellman & McDevitt Law Firm 1220 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.SpellmanMcDevitt.com465-2571
Wayde Burkhart - Re/Max Precision 805 Main Street, Adel, IA 50003 (515) www.remax.com/real-estate-agents/770-3895wayde-burkhart-adel-ia/102160430
Newbury Living - Willis Avenue Apartments 913 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.WillisAvenue.com238-0271
Hastings Funeral Home 1417 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.HastingsFuneralHomes.com465-4691
Snap Fitness 509 1st Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.SnapFitness.com/us/gyms/Perry-IA465-2848
PGSA - Perry Girls Softball Association
Farm Bureau Financial Services –David Finneseth 1009 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) https://DavidFinneseth.FBFSAgents.com465-2005
Murdock Funeral Home 1420 Warford Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.MurdockFuneralHome.net465-2974
Lynn Hulgan Insurance Agency Inc. State Farm 1316 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.HulganTeam.com465-3862
PerryENTERTAINMENTGrand3Theatres 1312 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.SpotlightMovies.com465-4262
Perry Little League PO Box 711, Perry, IA Facebook.com/PerryLittleLeague50220
Thirsty Pigs Mobile Event Co Madrid, IA (515) Facebook.com/ThirstyPigs203-0773
Wells Fargo Bank* 1224 1st Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.WellsFargo.com465-7310
CONSULTING / ENGINEERING Bolton and Menk* 1519 Baltimore Dr, Ames, IA 50010 (515) 233-6100
The Family Credit Union* 720 1st Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (563) www.FamilyCU.com388-8328
RECREATION & ENTERTAINMENT
FINANCIAL / ACCOUNTING Edward Jones 1205 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.EdwardJones.com465-5336
Raccoon River Valley Trail Association 14581 K Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.RaccoonRiverValleyTrail.org465-3577
Raccoon Valley Bank* 1202 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.RaccoonValleyBank.com465-3521
TrueNorth Companies 1106 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.TrueNorthCompanies.com465-4686
Whiterock Conservancy 1436 Hwy 141, Coon Rapids, IA 50058 (712) www.WhiterockConservancy.org790-8221
*Denotes Chamber Champion
BernieINSURANCELowe& Associates, Inc.* 615 Horseshoe Drive Suite G, Grinnell, IA 50112 (641) www.BernieLowe.com260-8301
LEGAL Finneseth,SERVICESDalen,& Powell, PLC 1401 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.FDPLawFirm.com465-4641
Perrywood Apartments 3307 McKinley Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.PerrywoodApartments.com221-8176
Meriwether Wilson & Company* 1307 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.Meriwether.cpa465-3591
REAL ESTATE / HOUSING Kading Properties Kading Street & William Road, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.KadingProperties.com276-9384
Generations Wealth Advisors 1126 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.GenWealthAdvisors.com465-9843
Zack Cregeen - Re/Max Torres Team 905 W Bridge Road, Polk City, IA 50226 (515) www.SellingCentralIA.com291-3728
Perry Golf & Country Club 352 330th Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) http://www.PerryIAGolf.com465-3852
Walter Aviation Inc. 14381 Galveston Court, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.WalterAviation.com465-3970
Showtime Dance & Tumbling Studio 1108 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.ShowtimeDanceAndTumbling.com465-5018
FITNESS / RECREATION
RE/MAX Precision 900 1st Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.remax.com223-9492
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BANKS / CREDIT UNIONS
First Interstate Bank* 1111 141st Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.FirstInterstate.com465-3187
Walton Tree Service 915 Cornwall Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.WaltonTreeService.com212-0421
Harland Concrete 13401 M Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.HarlandConcrete.com979-2489
No Lawn Left Behind 12813 K Drive, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.NoLawnLeftBehind.com419-1391
1201 1st Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.CleanWorksAutoWash.com480-5261
The Perry Chief (515) www.ThePerryChief.com465-4666
Percival Scientific, Inc* 505 Research Drive, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.Percival-Scientific.com465-9363
Hulgan Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical 801 1st Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) 465-3030 Javier Construction LLC 15591 141st Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) 250-2805
PERSONAL CARE / BEAUTY It’s Hair 1222 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) Facebook.com/ItsHairPerry465-4544
MEDIA & PRODUCTIONS Dallas County News (515) www.AdelNews.com465-4666 Graphics2U 2710 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.Graphics2U.com465-4271
Tyson Foods* 13500 I Court, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.Tyson.com465-5363
Van Wall Equipment* 22728 141st Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.VanWall.com465-5681
DIRECTORY *Denotes Chamber Champion
Raccoon River Pet Rescue 14360 Ivy Place, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.RaccoonRiverPetRescue.com465-1800
EQUIPMENT / SALES McKee Auto 400 1st Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.McKeeRV.com465-3564
HOME IMPROVEMENT / CONSTRUCTION Affordable Quality Roofing 16906 H Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.AffordableQualityExteriors.com465-4614
Conrad Body Shop 2723 Warford, Perry, IA 50220 (515) 979-0395 Perry Washall 1121 First Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.PetersServiceCenter.com465-5651
4AUTOMOTIVESeasonsCarWash & Mini Storage 3001 E Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.PetersServiceCenter.com465-5651
Quality Auto and Body 2633 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) Facebook.com/QualityAutoandBody465-5597
Perry Barber Shop 1220 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.PerryBarberShop.com238-7807
Perry Paint & Glass 1216 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.PerryPaintandGlass.com465-4472
Wiese Industries, Inc 1501 5th Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.WieseIndustries.com465-9854
Concrete Supply, Inc 5550 NE 22nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50316 (515) www.CentralIowaReadyMix.com223-4222
SERVICE & INDUSTRY ANIMAL CARE Perry Paw Spa 2924 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) Facebook.com/PerryPawSpa240-9668
Quality Marble & Tile* 1830 SE Princeton Dr, Suite W, Grimes, IA 50111 (515) www.QualityMarbleandTile.com986-5222
Progressive Foundry* 1518 1st Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.ProgressiveFoundry.com465-5697
Alliant Energy* 1284 XE Place, Ames, IA 50014 www.AlliantEnergy.com1-800-ALLIANT
West End Car Wash 301 West Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.PetersServiceCenter.com465-5651
Veterinary Medical Associates PC 2821 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.VetMedAssoc.com465-3581
Midwest Poly Coatings Plus 1324 Dewey Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) 422-4198
UTILITIES / TELECOMMUNICATIONS Access Systems 955 S.E. Olson Drive, Waukee, IA 50263 (515) www.AccessSystems.com987-6227
Raccoon Valley Radio KDLS* 22562 141st Drive, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.RaccoonValleyRadio.com465-5357
MANUFACTURING & PRODUCTION Osmundson Mfg. Co.* 16082 141st Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.Osmundson.com465-3545
Clean Works Auto Wash & Clean Paws Pet Wash
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1215 141st Street, Perry, Iowa • 515-465-5321
Ben’s Five and Dime 1221 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515)
US Cellular / Cellular Advantage 526 1st Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.CellAdvantage.com465-7883
Susie’s Shop 1318 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.SusiesShopPerry.com321-4786
El Rey Market 210 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.ElReyMarketPerry.com465-0568
Blonde Sisters Boutique 1122 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.BlondeSistersBoutique.com491-5664
Mountain High JZ Coffee 1803 1st Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (641) www.MountainHighCoffee.com208-1894
Harper Rose’s Floral and Gifts 503 1st Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.PerryFlowerShop.com642-6642
Stokely Lumber 1040 26th Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.stokelylumber.com465-3571
Casey’s General Store #26 2617 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.Caseys.com965-6100
Clothing / Department Stores Backwards Boutique 1124 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.BackwardsBoutique.com642-0963
Kwik Star 503 1st Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 www.KwikTrip.com Oasis Market 921 Railroad Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) 465-4169 Peters Service Center 98 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.PetersServiceCenter.com465-5651
Perry Greenhouse and Supply 1620 Pattee Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) Facebook.com/PerryGreenhouse465-8671
Mary Rose Collection* 1215 Warford Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.MaryRoseCollection.com465-4222
Fareway Stores, Inc* 1315 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.Fareway.com465-3411 Hy-Vee Food* 1215 141st Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) 465-5321 www.Hy-Vee.com
HOME / GARDEN Harland Ace Hardware 1305 141st Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.HarlandInc.com465-2177
ITC Midwest* 504 Research Drive, Perry, IA 50220 (319) www.ITCTransCo.com364-6600
Metro Waste Authority 2499 337th Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.MWAToday.com244-0021
Purple Star Studio 1215 Warford, Perry, IA 50220 (515) Facebook.com/ThePurpleStarStudio314-8445
FLOWER SHOPS / GREENHOUSES
Salvaged Soul 1114 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.SalvagedSoulIowa.com708-1536
Bluejay Market 2810 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) Facebook.com/BlueJayMarketPerry310-9660
*Denotes Chamber Champion
Alice’s Haus Dresin LTD 924 Otley Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.AlicesHaus.com465-4750
Casey’s General Store #2698 1308 1st Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) 965-6100 www.Caseys.com
SPECIALTY RETAIL 18th Street Design Co. 1515 18th Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.18StreetDesignCo.com318-0708
SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL ART GALLERIES & STUDIOS Atelier at 1109 1109 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 www.Atelierat1109.com
The Scottish Fox 1118 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.TheScottishFox.com971-3350
Quick Oil 104 Willis Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.QuickOilCo.com465-4994
GROCERY / CONVENIENCE STORES
Orscheln Farm & Home 401 First Ave Suite 401, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.OrschelnFarmHome.com465-5311
Betsy Peterson Designs* 1121 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.BetsyPetersonDesigns.com657-1837
MidAmerican Energy PO Box 657, Des Moines, IA 50306 (888) www.MidAmericanEnergy.com427-5632
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New Hope Bargain Shoppe 912 Center Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) Facebook.com/NHBargainShoppe465-2117
Minburn Communications* 100 S Main, Woodward, IA 50276 (515) www.MinburnComm.com438-2200
Red Barn Farms 21593 141st Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) Facebook.com/Red-Barn-418-8239Farms-102849841111474
Cricket Wireless 524 1st Avenue, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.CricketWireless.com465-5672
Perry Flowers By Donna Jean 1305 2nd Street, Perry, IA 50220 (515) www.PerryFlowersByDonnaJean.com642-6557
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58Perry Economic Development is happy to work with organizations, agencies and business to strengthen our business attraction and retention efforts. We value building partnerships and connecting clients and partners with the services and expertise to help them achieve their goals. will and you! Since 1954, Perry Economic Development has attracted businesses and advanced the economic well-being of Perry. Beyond attracting new business and jobs, the organization works to create a climate for existing industries to grow. As a catalyst for economic development, PED partners with the City of Perry and others to support sustainable growth and development of the city.
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Workforce Development is a cornerstone of PED’s ongoing commitment to look for inventive ways to partner with DMACC Perry VanKirk Career Academy, Perry High School and Perry member companies to help address employment needs in the community. Hands-on programs prepare students for jobs in high demand careers in manufacturing, healthcare, and education. The efforts include PED-sponsored scholarships and mentoring.
DIRECTORSBOARD2021-22OF To learn more about us visit perryia.org/perry-economic-development-inc
The investment in Hotel Pattee and LaPoste by PED, the City of Perry, the Wiese Foundation and many PED member companies is a true example of the kind of partnership efforts that allow Perry to flourish. Through generous donations, PED was able to buy the historic hotel, as well as the event space, and is working to create sustainable operations while also preserving the integrity of the worldclass facilities. – Matt McDevitt – Deb Lucht Secretary – Eddie Diaz Treasurer – Monica Scheib – Tom Burkgren Dan Finneseth Levan Nielsen Van Houweling VanKirk Mortoza Huitt Finneseth
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The Perry Industrial Park includes over 150 acres certified for light industrial development. With an eye toward development and to address the building shortage in the region, PED has been proactive in developing shell buildings for lease or purchase. As a shovel-ready Certified Site, this established Research and Science Park has had all surveys completed and provides access to utility infrastructure.
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The Perry Commercial Park is comprised of nearly 12 acres located at the intersection of Willis Avenue and Highway 141 at the east edge of Perry. The park is a short 25-minute drive from Interstates 35 and 80, and only 40 minutes from downtown Des Moines. Farm Credit Services of America anchors the park with its headquarters.
60 1201 2ND ST., PERRY 515.642.0044 Come try the different varieties from lagers to stouts! SPORTS BAR & GRILL 12 HD TV’s to catch your favorite game! Wide variety of local tap beers! Salads - Sandwiches Burgers - BBQ - Steaks Pasta - and more Families welcome!!