Summer Movie Series to Finish with Wonder, September 15th

A free showing of the movie Wonder will take place on Saturday, September 15th at the Bill Trower Memorial Park in Perry.  The free event is open to all ages.  The summer movie series has been a hit during the 2017-18 summer months.

Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Come early to get your movie night snacks, showtime will begin at dusk (7:15 pm).

Fireworks Set for June 30th at Mark Twain Lake

Mark Twain Lake, May 22, 2018 – The 4th of July is right around the corner, and there is no better way to spend your Independence Day holiday weekend than watching a firework display with friends and family at your favorite getaway, the Mark Twain Lake.  The Mark Twain Lake Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce their partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a fireworks event.

On Saturday, June 30, 2018 Mark Twain Lake goers are in for a fun treat!  A fireworks show will take place at Clarence Cannon Dam at approximately 9:45 p.m.  The show, produced by Fazz Holding, LLC. is expected to last an action-packed 20 to 25 minutes.  Spectators can anticipate great booms and bright colors to be seen and heard from miles around the Mark Twain Lake area.

Audiences are welcome to park vehicles in the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitors Center parking lot, at the Warren G. See Spillway Recreation Areas, or in any U.S. Army Corps of Engineers nearby lots.  Please be aware Clarence Cannon Dam on Highway J will be blocked off for the duration of the fireworks display and you will not be able to travel through.

Visitors are encouraged to explore some of the area attractions and businesses prior to the fireworks display. Be sure to stop in and visit M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitors Center as it will be open to the public for extended hours during this event.

For more information, follow Mark Twain Lake Chamber of Commerce on Facebook, visit our website at, or email

Fourth of July Parade Set for July 4th at 10 am

On behalf of the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce, it is our pleasure to invite area businesses, organizations, clubs, schools and individuals to participate in the 2018 Perry Fourth of July Parade.

The parade will be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 10:00 am. With your participation, we can provide an excellent showing of pride in our community and county.

We are hoping for a large number of antique tractors, golf carts, show cars, emergency personnel, musical entertainment, businesses and organizations to participate.  Participants are encouraged to decorate floats in red, white and blue.

The parade route will begin at the Bill Trower Memorial Park and go west on Main Street (Hwy 154) thru the downtown area, the parade route is approximately ¾ mile in length.
Parade lineup will begin at 9:00 am on Netherland and Park Streets (east side of Bill Trower Memorial Park)

Registration is not required, but if you have any questions, please contact Dustin Wasson at 573-305-3158 or by email, dwasson@southlakedesigns.comor Jim Bair at 845-787-7190. With your help, we are hoping to make this year’s Fourth of July Parade a huge success.  For more information, visit



Dustin R. Wasson                       Jim Bair

Parade Co-Chairman                   Parade Co-Chairman