We would like to thank everyone including merchants and
guests who made the second annual “Christmas Fantasy”
another fantastic success.
The participation of local businesses was nearly
100 percent and the attendance for guests was an
all-time high for events of this nature.
The event centered around a magnificent “Tree of Lights”
custom-made for the City of Perry by the
Michigan Laborers’ Training and Apprenticeship Institute.
Heartfelt thanks and gratitude are extended to
Lynn Coleman and MLTAI for this everlasting gift.
Working together to bring smiles to all the faces is always
very rewarding in many ways.
Key features during the Saturday, Dec. 8, holiday event,
included: the Living Nativity, coordinated and performed
by Perry Baptist Church; the Reindeer Station;
Ty Rockafellow and the Perry Elementary music students;
Christmas carolers from the Congregational Church;
Harpist Danielle Eilert (at the library);
pianist and soloist Sue Hammond (at the museum);
and local author Leland Scott.
Please Take Time to Browse
through the Photos Below and
plan to join us next year for Christmas Fantasy Fun!
Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived in town in a fantastic
Dr. Dave Mika, of Mika Orthodontics, organized and
horse drawn wagon, courtesy of Dr. Tammy Mika of
Perry Dental and provided by Doneth Farms of Durand.
The two seasonal visitors were escorted by the
Perry Police Department with Perry Area Fire Rescue
providing a secure route to the Christmas tree.
sponsored an exciting Scavenger Hunt with numerous
prizes, which incorporated the festive business windows
painted by members of the Perry High School (PHS)
National Arts Society. Thanks to PHS teacher/advisor
Sarah Rozdilski for all her help.
Two “selfie” stations were set-up for photo enthusiasts
including Mistletoe Stop thanks to the Floral Gallery
with assistance from Total Resale and a
Vintage Tractor owned by Randy Davis and setup
by Spalding Insurance.
Various fun-filled activities (and goodies) were provided
by several merchants including: Carl’s Super Market;
Darling Art and the Children’s Community Theater;
Pink Shear Pet Spa; Joyful Sole; Bentley
Branch Library; Perry’s Downtown Diner; and
Lots of free goodies and giveaways were available to
guests, including those from: Mugg & Bopps,
Brent’s Pizza; Swan Creek Candle (also Santa Paws);
Lockhart’s Authentic Grooming; Perry Area
Fire Rescue; Eye Care Associates;
Charlie’s Bar & Grill; and Darling Hardware.
Gratitude is also extended to: 7-Eleven; Road Trip Oasis;
the Calkins-Macqueen House Museum
(Nancy Parrish, Jann Lardie, Rebecca Wickens, and
Nate Parrish); Howard Tree Farm; Chili Judges
Mayor James Huguelet, Perry Township Supervisor
Mark Fulks and Henry Wolf, Legislative Aide to
State Representative Ben Frederick; the
Great Gazebo; the Perry Baptist Choir;
Alison and Butch Mosher; Bart Darling; and
Help with setting up the event was graciously provided
by the Perry DPW, Perry Area Fire Rescue
(all you guys were awesome from beginning to end),
Devin Miller, Mayor James Huguelet,
Shirley Smith and Emily Thomas.
Whether you helped make event decisions,
donated prizes, sponsored an event, opened your
business as a warming center, or attended as a guest,
thanks again from the bottom of our hearts.
Hope Everyone had a very Merry Christmas and the
Happiest of New Years.
The Christmas Fantasy Committee
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