On Thursday, Oct. 12, Perry’s Carnegie Library Museum housed an intimate gala event for the historic venue. Those who were able to be a part of the sold-out crowd experienced a 3-course meal with items selected by Darcy Dougherty Maulsby.

The experience was a joint sponsorship between the Perry Public Library, Hometown Heritage and the Hotel Pattee, as well as many others. Menu items from the three-course meal included a salad, Steak de Burgo with vegetables vinaigrette, duchess potatoes, and a cranberry vanilla cake.

The meal was catered to forty individuals during the event from 6-9 p.m.

“The turnout and the crowd we had last night was just magnificent,” said Bill Clark, President at Fullhart Carnegie Charitable Trust. “It was a great evening and the Hotel did a superb job of both the service and food.”

The gala event was a way to reach back into the community and renew involvement with Perry, Clark explains.

“This trust is a treasure here in town, and I have a great passion for it and want to see it succeed,” Clark said. “I think there are a lot of people on our board who feel the same.”

Those in attendance were able to make contributions to the building as it runs solely as a non-profit. While the fundraising total has not been made official, Perry Lions Club donated $1,000 dollars, Clark says.

“I think people really had fun,” Clark said. “We’re starting to get back into the swing of things like we used to.”