One of the annual holiday traditions at Perry Wellness Center is the Christmas visit from the Americus Civitan Club. The organization has been an active supporter of the center for many years. Each December, club members visit the PWC campus with gifts, good wishes, and even Santa!
At this year’s visit, Perry Wellness Center founder and CEO Stuart Perry reflected on the civic group’s ongoing support. In addition to bringing seasonal entertainment each year, the group has provided financial support, including the recent contribution of over $25,000 in refrigeration and freezer components for Rudy’s Happy Patch Market.
“This has been a very supportive group,” Stuart notes. “In addition to the freezer and refrigerator, the Civitans purchased a large pea sheller for our spring and summer market.“
The local Civitan group currently has 16 members and is hoping for further growth. Says longtime member Cheryl Smith, “We would really like to have some younger members who are willing to volunteer and work to help our community. It seems that the attitude of helping improve the live of others is hard to find. We once had over 30 members, but our smaller group still continues the goals of Civitan.” These include providing help and understanding for less fortunate individuals in the Southwest Georgia area.
“We are all about helping others,” says Civitan member Gerald Smith. “We have visited four other establishments this week. We really enjoy coming to Perry Wellness Center.”
Stuart relates that his wife, Pam, daughter, Amanda, and he are all members of the Americus Civitan Club, adding, “We will support them as much as we can.”
Community support is a two-way street as far as Americus Civitans and Perry Wellness Center are concerned.
Pictured at the recent Civitan Christmas celebration at Perry Wellness Center are Civitan members Gerald and Cheryl Smith, Alan Carson, Grant Williams, and Corbett Howell, meeting with Pam and Stuart Perry, Phyllis Smith, and Santa Claus.