Police monument to receive 100+ People for Perry funds

Allison Ullmann - Staff
The planned monument honoring the Perry Police Department will receive funds from 100+ People for Perry. The organization pledged $7,400 during the Nov. 26 meeting. PHOTO SUBMITTED TO THE PERRY CHIEF

The Perry Crime Stoppers is the newest group to receive funds from 100+ People for Perry for the planned monument honoring the Perry Police Department.

The organization met for its 12th meeting on Monday, Nov. 26 and selected the police monument as this quarter’s recipient. The members of 100+ People for Perry pledged $7,400 to the monument.

“I’m very excited about it because it really gives us a huge push,” Carolyn McNeill said. “And it also comes from the people of Perry, who live here, work here, and care about the police department and care about the town.”

The Perry Crime Stoppers started planning for the police monument in the summer of 2017. The group hopes to raise around $10,000, and McNeill said the 100+ People for Perry funds will give them a significant boost toward that goal.

The rock for the monument was placed on Oct. 22 outside of the Perry Police Department. A flagpole has already been purchased. The next step for the project, McNeill said, will be to install a hard surface around the rock, weather permitting.

Then work will turn to installing the benches, statues of a policeman, child and dog, along with landscaping.

For more information about the police monument, contact McNeill at 515-465-2193. Donations can be sent to the Perry Police Department at 908 Willis Ave., with attention to the Perry police monument.

“What a boost this is for us,” McNeill said of the 100+ People for Perry funds.

The police monument was one of two projects presented to the members of 100+ People for Perry during the Nov. 26 meeting at La Poste. The group also heard summaries from previous recipents the Perry Alano Club and Art on the Prairie.

In a press release, it said the goal of 100+ People for Perry is to invest in Perry’s future through supporting current charities, nonprofits and worthy projects which advance the quality of life.

The group has pledged $80,600 to 12 local projects over the course of 12 meetings. The group makes four large donations each year.

The next 100+ People for Perry meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25 at La Poste.

Anyone who has an interest in joining 100+ 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).