PERRY COUNTY – Perry County’s Pick Perry event was held Friday at the Tell City Depot. There were drawings, free food and lots of networking. Around this time, journalist Katy Wilborn spoke with the guests to find out what Pick Perry meant to them. These are the answers.
“Pick Perry means you choose Perry to visit. It’s a place with beautiful hills, a place where you can go camping and swimming in Ohio. You pick Perry for an adventure,” CVB manager Casey Stutsman said.
“Pick Perry means we have a strong sense of togetherness here. We all participate in its pleasure. We all feel something when there is grief. Pick Perry means a strong sense of community,” Sara Zuelly said.
“Pick Perry means community. I grew up here and there has always been a sense of community. We always come together whether in happiness or sadness. We are going through this together,” Amanda Crockett said.
“To me, choosing Perry means we all belong together. We all chose each other. We chose to be part of a community together,” Erin Emerson said.
“Pick Perry means family to me,” Laura Schilling said.
“Pick Perry means being part of my community and being proud to live here,” Polly Story said.
“Pick Perry is a community and a family. It’s a small town where everyone knows who you are, and I love that,” Ashley Hall said.
“Pick Perry means home. It’s a place I want to be and it’s part of me,” Kitty McGee said.
“Pick Perry means a good time in Perry County,” said Connie Berger.
“Pick Perry means enjoying all the wonderful things Perry County has to offer visitors. That includes the National Forest and all the events. It’s a great place to be,” said Maggie Stimming.
“Pick Perry means community pride. It showcases the best of what Perry County has to offer,” said Julie Durbin.
“Pick Perry is a sense of community,” Judge Durbin said.
“Pick Perry means tourism,” said Becky Thorn.
The consensus seems to be that Perry County is a great place to visit and live. There are many reasons to choose Perry.