On Monday, May 22, 2017, the second 2017 meeting of 100-Plus People for Perry occurred in the Cellar at La Poste in Perry, Iowa. The group consisting of sixty-seven local residents/couples and community supporters gathered to support one Perry not-for-profit project.

After hearing from three randomly selected projects, the group elected to support the “Perry Art on the Prairie” project.

Upon the election to support the Art on the Prairie program, the members of 100+ People for Perry each wrote a check for $100 dollars to be used for the project. After the thirty minute meeting concluded and all funds are accounted for, 100-Plus People for Perry will support the project with donations totaling $6,700.

The next 100+ People for Perry meeting will occur on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. with a social time beginning at 6:30 p.m. at La Poste, 1219 Warford Street in Perry, Iowa.

100-Plus People for Perry’s mission is to invest in Perry’s future through supporting current charities/non-profits/worthy projects which advance the quality of life. After six initial meetings, the group has contributed $40,400 to six local projects.

The goal of 100-Plus People for Perry is to make four large donations each year, which will impact our community. Each contribution is to stay 100 percent in the community; no national charities will be considered. Each charity/non-profit/worthy cause must be a 501 (c)(3) or sponsored by a 501 (c)(3), be project based, and benefit the Perry community.

Anyone who has an interest in joining 100-Plus People for Perry should contact Mark Powell (465-4641 or mpowell@fdplawfirm.com), Tom Lipovac (Tom.Lipovac@perry.k12.ia.us), or Linda Kaufman (kaufmanlinda1948@gmail.com).