Great Fishing, Antiquing and Relaxation Await in Perry!

Perry is a small, rural community in Northeast Missouri reflective of all the charm and friendliness associated with the rural Midwest. Although it has a population of less than 700, Perry provides services equal to those found in much larger towns, with a healthy mix of retail, commercial, and industrial businesses. Only minutes away from Mark Twain Lake in Northeast Missouri, Perry is regarded as the Southern Gateway to the lake. Each year, nearly 2 million people visit the lake recreation areas to camp, boat, fish, and enjoy a nearly endless variety of outdoor activities. In recent years, Perry has adapted to take advantage of opportunities created by the nearby 18,600-acre recreational lake. The downtown area has been restored to its former glory, with many of the buildings now housing antique, specialty and re-sale shops.  Several downtown buildings are over 100 years old with the oldest built in 1892. Most downtown shops are open Tuesday-Sunday.  Hours vary by store owner and some shops are open by chance or appointment.  We also suggest contacting the shops directly to find out store hours.  A chamber business listing is available here.

Perry also serves those who are enjoying a nearby campground and Mark Twain Lake.  Perry offers a full-line grocery store, the lake’s largest sporting goods store, a bank and ATM, bait and tackle, restaurants and convenience stores.

In 2016, Perry will celebrate it’s 150th birthday with a grand celebration August 4th – 7th, 2016.  For more information about the sesquicentennial, please visit the official website at www.perrymo150.com

The area is rich in history. Less than 15 minutes away in tiny Florida, the Mark Twain Birthplace Museum and Historic Site honors the region’s most famous citizen, Samuel Clemens, who used many of his childhood friends as the basis for characters in his books. Historic Hannibal, where Clemens lived as a boy, is only 30 minutes from Perry.

All-Town Yard Sales Saturday, October 4th

FALL_YARD_SALESThe Perry Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the Perry fall all town yard sales and downtown farmers market to be held on Saturday, October 4th. To register a yard sale or to reserve space for the farmers market, please contact Danette at danette301@gmail.com or 573-406-8072.  For more information, visit perrymissouri.com

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YARD SALE LISTING & MAP

PERRY COMMUNITY BETTERMENT ORGANIZATION RECEIVES 501c3 STATUS

Downtown Perry, MO.
Downtown Perry, MO.

A newly formed Perry Community Betterment Organization recently received notice they can now operate as a 501c3 tax deductible organization.  The Perry Community Betterment Organization was formed by the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce.  The purpose of this organization is to be able to raise funds for the PerryCommunity Center, a project started three years ago by the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce.  Bob Stevener, President of the organization said, “this status now allows us to solicit larger donations and offer the business or individual a tax deduction.” Previously funds for the building have been raised through chamber sponsored events.  Currently, $19,851.34 has been raised.

The Perry Community Betterment Organization will now start the process of deciding what type of building and the possible locations.  In the coming weeks, printed and on-line materials will be distributed to show what is coming to Perry in the future.