Happenings in Perry

Staff Report
The unveiling of Perry’s second streetscape, “The Iowa Girl” will be unveiled on Saturday, Nov. 11 starting at 5:30 p.m. The streetscape was revealed to the public on Wednesday, Nov. 8 and a ceremonial lighting will take place on Saturday. PHOTO BY KILEY WELLENDORF/THE PERRY CHIEF

20th Annual PHS Veterans Day Celebration – Friday, Nov. 10

The Perry High School will put on their 20th annual PHS Veterans Day Celebration starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 10. Morning refreshments are served at the Perry High School Dr. Eugene Brady Library from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.; the 29th Annual PHS Social Students Department Veterans Day Panel Presentation runs 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. in the Perry Performing Arts Center; the 20th Annual Veterans Day Celebration kicks off at 10 a.m. at the Perry Performing Arts Center, followed by a Veterans Day Luncheon in the PHS Gymnasium.

Art on the Prairie – Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11-12

The 8th annual Art on the Prairie will hit the streets of Perry on Saturday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Nov. 11-12. The event will feature over 100 Iowa artists ranging in Perry’s downtown district, bringing in Poets, Painters, Print Artists, Crafters, and more to the community. This year’s featured artist is Paul Micich.

The unveiling of Perry’s second streetscape, “The Iowa Girl” will be unveiled on Saturday, Nov. 11 starting at 5:30 p.m. Artist John Brommel’s work will honor Roberta Ahmanson and represent the theme of art embedded in the Perry community. The eleven-foot-tall sculpture made of aluminum will exhibit a “color-changing lighting that slowly progresses through the color spectrum,” according to information provided by Art on the Prairie.

Annual Turkey Dinner – Sunday, Nov. 12

St. Patrick’s will hold their 16th annual turkey dinner starting at 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Cost of the event: Adults, $8 dollars, Children 5-12, $4 dollars, and under 5 will eat free. The dinner is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

Chili Cookoff – Sunday, Nov. 12

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church will host a chili cookoff event on Sunday, Nov. 12. Participants are encouraged to bring their chili dish to church at 10 a.m., services will begin at 10:15 a.m. and the cookoff will start at 11:15 a.m. The winner will receive a $50 Picket fence Creamery gift card. After judging is finalized, everyone will enjoy a chili lunch. For more information, check out Trinity’s Facebook page, or contact 515-438-2697.

History Trivia Night Fundraiser – Thursday, Nov. 16

The Hotel Pattee will host a Dallas County history trivia night emceed by author Darcy Maulsby. Tickets to the 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. event will be $10 dollars, which includes a free drink and light snacks. In addition, appetizers and drinks will be available for purchase. Contact Alissa for tickets at info@fcctrust.org or by phone at 515-465-7713. Proceeds will support Hometown Heritage.