October’s Small Business BINGO info

Playing “cards” for the chamber’s October Small Business BINGO are available by going to either the chamber’s Facebook page, or their website at www.perrycountyohiochamber.com. Stop by the office or pick one up at one of the participating businesses.

Contact the chamber office with questions at 740-342-3547. Visit businesses and “join the fun!”

Basket raffle ticket deadline Oct.16

Hurry!! Drawing for the two chamber raffle baskets (each valued at over $800!) will take place on Friday, Oct.16. Tickets are still available from most board members or at the Chamber office. Tickets are $5 and only 400 are being sold!

Proceeds from the chamber’s raffle baskets allow us to award four $500 scholarships; one to a graduating senior at each high school.

Chamber member spotlight

The chamber is continuing to recognize businesses throughout Perry County. October’s Chamber Member Spotlight is New Dimension Fitness and Tanning.

Contact the chamber office if you would like to nominate a business for this special recognition! Videos from previous businesses have been posted on the chamber’s Facebook page and have been viewed, shared and liked by thousands.

Groundhog breakfast cancelled for 2021

Unfortunately as with many other enjoyable and worthwhile events, due to COVID-19 the chamber board of directors has cancelled the Annual Groundhog Breakfast for 2021. Location, buffet serving of food, social distancing, etc., all were factors in making this regrettable decision. Hopefully 2022 will be better for all of us!!

Official Visitor’s Guide/Business Directory info

The Chamber of Commerce Office and APG Media of Ohio (Perry County Tribune) have partnered to publish the 2021 edition of the Visitor’s Guide/Business Directory for Perry County.

The purpose of this publication is to greatly improve our outreach not only throughout the county but perhaps more importantly throughout southeast Ohio! A total of 4,000 books will be printed again this year!

This professionally produced booklet will contain listings for chamber member businesses (FREE!) and for interested non-chamber businesses for a small fee. In addition, we want to include as many events and activities to promote tourism into Perry County. Any help getting that information would be appreciated!

For additional information or to make sure your business/event is included contact the chamber office at 740-342-3547 or pcccofc@yahoo.com. For advertising contact Brenda Carney at 740-342-4121 or bcarney@perrytribune.com.

Mt. Aloysius pumpkin carving contest

Entries for their first pumpkin carving contest need to be in by Oct. 28 between 8 a.m. and 4p.m. Due to COVID, rather than the pumpkin, you can send a picture in to the Mt Aloysius Facebook page for virtual judging.

Cash prizes will be awarded. Questions? Contact Marissa at 740-342-3343 ext. 291.

Mt. Perry scenic train pumpkin rides Oct. 10-11, 17-18 and 24-25

On the three weekends leading up to Halloween there will be special pumpkin rides on the Mt. Perry Scenic Train. The train will leave the platform every hour beginning at noon with the final ride departing at 4 p.m.

All children can ride for $5 and will get to pick their pumpkin out of a special pumpkin patch! Adults can ride for $8. Each ride will last approximately 45 minutes.

The train is located approximately two miles north of state Rt. 22 at 5700 state Rt. 204. Free parking will be available at Mt. Perry Foods.

Contact Pat Ratz at 614-595-9703 or the Chamber of Commerce Office at 740-342-3547 for more information! Follow them on Facebook at Zanesville & Western Scenic Railroad.

Community Club’s “Caring for Kids” info

Another COVID-19 casualty is the annual “Caring for Kids” event (formerly Toys for Tots). Plans are still to help needy families throughout Perry County for Christmas! To make a donation, which will be greatly appreciated, please send to Perry County Community Club, P.O. Box 301, New Lexington, Ohio 43764.

For more information about how you can help, check their Facebook page or contact John Morgan at 740-684-4580, Chris Morgan at 740-215-6604 or Frank Newlon at 740-605-3727.

Interim Health Care Needs Hospice Volunteers

Interim Health Care is looking for volunteers who can offer companionship, share talents/hobbies, offer spiritual support, veteran support or office help. Call Tracy at 740-453-1173 to learn more!

Written and submitted by John Ulmer, Perry County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director.

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