41NBC visits Perry, shows why you should as well!

PERRY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – In the small town of Perry, Lea Fountain owns Two Friends, a boutique store. Being a small business owner has its perks: making your own hours, for one.

But it’s being a small business owner in Perry specifically, that makes it just a little bit better.

"We love the small town feel. Everybody knows everybody," says Fountain.

It’s a beautiful street with a Colonial Williamsburg look, something more 18th century. While it looks quaint, there’s a high occupancy rate; almost every building has a business in it.

"There’s practically a waiting list for people who would love to be on this street in our downtown because it’s such a charming place," says Catherine Edgemon, the Main Street coordinator at Perry.

It comes as no surprise to people here. There are regulars from Perry who shop on Carroll Street.

"But we also have people who drive from Macon, we have people who drive from Valdosta," says Fountain.

Or perhaps something grander and more adventurous is to your liking. Good news: the Zombie Run is held in Perry at the Guardian Centers. It will take place October 24th, where hundreds of people will don Zombie makeup and chase a bunch of poor racers through a course.

The reason it takes place in Perry is because the Guardians Center is an 830 acre disaster preparedness center. Rubble, cars, glass are all put into position for training for first responders.

So yes, the vast and very exciting Guardian Centers is just a few miles from the quaint, beautiful downtown of Perry.

September 17, 2015 | Posted in