The Hometown Heritage and the Perry Historic Preservation Commission, which partner each year to present the selection for the Wall of Witnesses in Soumas Court, would like to announce the selection of Dallas “Pete” VanKirk as this year’s 2018 honored recipient.


Selection of a person is done through the work of the Historic Preservation Commission and is taken from many application nominations received from the public. The criteria for nomination must comply with each of the following:They must have a tie to Perry.They must have an interesting story.They must have had an impact on the area.


A dedication ceremony has been planned for Sept. 27 and more information will be released as the date gets closer. A ceramic relief of the honored recipient will be completed by sculptor Rick Stewart of Newton.