If you hear a train whistle on our campus today or tomorrow, it’s not your imagination. Perry Wellness Center is pleased to welcome its first scheduled stop of the SAM’S Shortline Railroad. The scenic railroad provides tourists with stops at noteworthy locations throughout the area, and we now look forward to welcoming visitors from outside the area to our campus and market.
We’ve brightened up the campus even more, stocked fresh inventory at the market, and created a train ramp for passengers.
Today and tomorrow, September 12 and 13, we will be welcoming visitors at our track-side entrance. We encourage local patrons to join us. We will be handing out information sheets about the program and providing campus tours. Bottled water and Hardy Farm peanuts are available for only $1 for the pair, and our popcorn popper will be out in full force. Traditional barbecue plates from Four Dukes and barbecue rips prepared by Brett Braxton will both be available. (They represent the work of two champion winners at the area Pig Jig.) Visitors can also stop by the market and check out our fall mums, available in four colors.
“We are thrilled to welcome visitors on the Sam’s Shortline rail system,” Stuart Perry enthused. “We are excited to join other sites in Sumter County and our area. We have a lot to share with visitors!”
In the photo, Brad Clark, left, and Kelly Jansen ready the popcorn popper for active duty during the Sam’s Shortline tour stop.