Just over a month after it was placed in service for the first time, officials in Perryville have announced that the town Band Shell is for rent.
The Band Shell, in Lower Ferry Park, is approximately 40 foot long and 20 feet deep. The Perryville High School Band members were the first to perform in the venue for the town Christmas party last month. Now it is for rent when it's not being used for town events. The cost to rent the band shell is $150 per day and that covers use between the hours of 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. Contact town hall if interested. Rental fees will help offset the cost of maintaining the band shell.
Suggested uses are a community or school play, concerts, talent shows and more.
In other business from the Town of Perryville:
• Amanda Hickman, Perryville's Economic Development Coordinator, has announced the the town will again host a community campout this year. There are also plans to bring back movies in the park. Volunteers are needed to help plan these and other activities. Another event in the planning stages is a food truck festival tentatively scheduled for mid-June. Anyone with a food truck who is interested should call 410-642-6066. The Perryville Farm Market will also return this year. Vendors can sign up now by calling.
• Perryville's water runs at a financial deficit. This week, staff from MCET will present the findings of a rate study to Perryville officials. The water rates in Perryville have increased four percent per year during each of the last few years.
• A seminar will be held on Wednesday, January 25 at 5 p.m. in the town hall meeting room. This discussion is for those who have an interest in participating in Perryville's Facade Improvement Grant program.
This seminar will outline the basic requirements for this program and those who wish to apply can receive assistance with the application process. To be eligible for a grant properties must be located in one of the following zoning districts: neighborhood business, town center mixed use, highway commercial, commercial maritime, single family residential, multi-family residential, residential marine, light industrial, or industrial.