Perry Businesses Gear Up for Dogwood Festival

3:51 PM, Apr 13, 2012   |    comments
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Perry's Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the 24th Annual Dogwood Festival.

This year marks the third year of business for Joy Colwell and her downtown Perry business Initial Reactions. Colwell says every year she looks forward to the Dogwood Festival.

"We always like to see new people that come in downtown we've changed it a couple of years so this year it's going to be right downtown and we're really excited," said Colwell.

This year the festival takes place on the 800 and 900 hundred blocks of Carroll Street between the old courthouse and the downtown shops.

"We'll have food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, and we'll have entertainment and musical groups and dance groups," said Rob Brooks, chairman of Perry's Chamber of Commerce.

Brooks says they're expecting over 80 vendors and this year's festival features some new additions. This year they're doing a costume dog parade. Brooks says they're also adding trolleys to eliminate traffic through downtown and to help with parking.

"You can reach your fill and buy all that you want, see everything you want to see and not have to walk anywhere."

Brooks and Colwell both agree the annual bash is a way to show what Perry has to offer.

The Dogwood Festival kicks off with a pancake breakfast at 7:30 Saturday morning and goes until Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m.

You can find more information on the Dogwood Festival website.

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