The Perry Sesquicentennial committee met Thursday night, August 20th for their monthly meeting. The meeting was called to order by Ron Leake, chairman. The July minutes were presented by Dustin Wasson. A motion was made by Danette Henderson to accept the minutes as presented and seconded by Jack Moore. Motion passed unanimously. The treasurer’s report was presented. Richard Flick made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report and Jack Moore seconded it. Motion passed unanimously.
Those in attendance included Ron Leake, Dustin Wasson, Jack Moore, Richard Flick, Charlotte Flick, Danette Henderson, Mary Wasson, Linda Woodhurst, Cyndy Coleman, Sharon Wright, Ron Lehman, Debbie Hodges, Thomas Ragland and Benny Akers.
New family donations have arrived from Dean and Martha Baker and Jack Moore. An individual donation have arrived from Dustin Wasson.
Discussion took place to purchase 144 t-shirts, crew neck sweatshirts and hooded sweatshirts from Landmarx of Quincy. The apparel will feature the official sesquicentennial logo and will be available to purchase soon. These items will be great Christmas gifts.
Jack Moore discussed a music act called Steppin Back who will play 60s, 70s and 80s music. He has obtained a sponsor to bring them to Perry.
Ron Leake announced that former Perry resident Don Rust, now living Illinois will create a custom guitar featuring the sesquicentennial. Rust has produced hundreds of guitars for musicians across the country. This item will be offered through a raffle.
Leake also announced that he has a meeting scheduled with Walsworth publishing company to produce a 121 page, hard back pictorial book about Perry.
The committee is currently looking for a chairman for entertainment and also a chairman for food and drinks.
Thomas Ragland asked about moving the sesquicentennial car show to uptown. The committee asked Ragland to check with property owners and to see if the area is adequate for a car show.
The meeting adjourned at 8 pm.