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March 11, 2006

Hope all you folks are ready for the annual events coming up in Our Town. The local Ministerial Alliance has already started the series of weekly Lenten services at noon each Wednesday. The Perry Progress Club will sponsor the annual Library Coffee in just a few days (watch this paper for details) and Bill Rotter's wonderful creation, the Great Big Band, played a free concert on Thursday evening. Come and enjoy all of these, and be ready to dig into your billfold to help support them.

By the way, if you are wondering about the next installment of my new series on businesses that used to exist around the Perry square, do not be alarmed. The series will be continued, but not today. Too many stores have come and gone away to make that subject usable each publication day.

Carolyn Briegge made the comment recently that a town that stands still is doomed, but a town that is actively seeking new attractions is moving forward (or words to that effect) and that pretty well describes Perry. We are doomed to fail if we do not support the attractions already here, and we cannot move ahead without the money to support that effort. So, you can expect a revival of the Expo Center proposition very soon.

I, for one, can hardly wait. How about you?