Sara PerrySarah Perry, 81, is a retired teacher and community volunteer.
Name any organization with “Hoover” at the front of the name, and Sara Perry is more than likely involved with it.
Each year she helps judge an Arbor Day essay contest and a recycled art contest held by the Hoover Beautification Board. At Awards Day at Spain Park High and Hoover High, she was there to present a scholarship to an art student on behalf of the Hoover Arts Alliance, where she serves on the scholarship committee.
At Christmas, you’ll find her decorating City Hall through her position with the Beautification Board.
“I enjoy working and knowing so many of our citizens in Hoover,” she said. “The City provides so many services that as a volunteer I want to give back.”
Perry is especially proud to talk about the Bluff Park Art Association’s 50 anniversary this year. Over the past 35 years she’s served as secretary, vice president, president and art show co-show chair for the group, which hosts the annual Bluff Park Art Show.
The Alabama Arts Council has invited the Association to display 35-40 pieces of Alabama artwork in its gallery in Montgomery in September and October, and Perry is co-chairing the committee to bring the exhibit to life. A smaller version of the exhibit will make its way to Hoover City Hall from November-December, she said.
At Bluff Park United Methodist Church, Perry has served as the coordinator of communications for 22 years, delivers food or gifts to shut ins regularly and is secretary of her United Methodist Women’s circle. She’s also on the welcoming committee for the Hoover Service Club.
All that, she said, and she has a husband, keeps house, participates in water aerobics class at the Hoover Rec Center, has followed her grandson’s baseball career through Hoover High and Birmingham-Southern, and “pays the bills and does the worrying” for her great-grandparents’ two family farms in Dale and Houston counties.