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Hundreds gather in Perry for Christmas on Carroll Street

Thanksgiving has come to an end, but the holidays are just beginning. Hundreds gathered in downtown Perry Friday evening, all in the Christmas Spirit.

"It's so exciting, we love the holidays, we've been decorating all day," said Jennifer Wilson.

She brought her daughter Laney Grace for the classic Christmas tradition: a sit on Santa's lap, and whispers of Christmas wishes.

"I want a bike," said Laney Grace Wilson.

She wasn't the only one to ask Santa for a gift. Grown-ups, bearing no shame, took full advantage of St. Nick's presence.

"Santa Claus and Christmas is for everyone," said Jennifer Davis.

Some kids said Christmas on Carroll Street wasn't their first run-in with Mr. Claus. They even know him personally.

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Celebrate 'Christmas on Carroll Street' in Perry

Carroll Street in Perry will be filled with Christmas lights, holiday music and refreshments Friday at the Coffee Cup.

The event, which is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., is being sponsored by Moulliet Productions. According to a flyer, there will also be a chance to ride around the town square on Engine 21 from the Perry Fire Department.

For more information, please call Gary Mouillet, a co-owner of Coffee Cup, at 478-224-5282.

UKI U.S. Open has 250 furry competitors in Perry

250 folks plus their best friends are in Perry this weekend.

Dogs and humans have paired up to compete in the UKI Open. It's an agility competition. You can think of it in terms of racing.

The Peach Cluster dog show is put on by the American Kennel Club every year. That's like NASCAR but think of this level as Formula one.

Welcome to the UKI US Open of agility, where treats are plentiful but prize money for winners is scarce.

Jan Padgett and her husband run the show, and there is a perk to peaking at the right time.

"No paychecks, no champagne but we give some ribbons and medals," she said. "Winners will go to the World Championships is in Great Britian this year."

Hence the name. But to get across the pond, the pooches must perform some tough stuff. Well, it's tough if you're a dog.

Perry packed with weekend events

A lot is happening this weekend at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry. Comic-Con, The southeast rodeo and the Royal Alpaca Challenge.

Jay Reeder with the Georgia Alpaca Association says there's something in store for everyone at the Royal Alpaca Challenge. "An alpaca show that includes not only the showing of the alpacas for confirmation, fiber, and that kind of thing, but also plenty of activities for the family," said Reeder.

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Have 'a cup of Caroll Street history' in Perry

Have 'a cup of Caroll Street history' in Perry

The Perry Area Historical Society is covering the west side of Carroll Street for November's edition of "A Cup of History."

According to a press release, It'll be November 12 at 3 p.m. until about 4 p.m. The tour guide is Ellie Loudermilk.

Come to hear stories about people, buildings and memorabilia about the 200-year-old street.

For more information, please call Coffee Cup co-owner Gary Moulliet at 478-550-8169.

'Comic Con' to come to Perry

'Comic Con' to come to Perry

PerryCon, the city's version of "Comic Con," is being held in November.

The event will be held November 6, 7 and 8 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds. According to a news release, it'll be an all-star comic and television three-day expo, featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, industry guests and more.

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Royal Alpaca Challenge moves to Perry

Royal Alpaca Challenge moves to Perry

The Royal Alpaca Challenge and Fiber Festival, sponsored by the Georgia Alpaca Association, will premiere the event on the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry this year.

The event will be November 7 and 8. The news release states people can talk to alpaca breeders, meet top alpacas in the country and shop vendors selling products made from alpaca fleece.

The hours will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.