Perry Country Club’s par 71 course sends golfers across 6,465 yards of bermuda-grass fairways sculpted through the towering pines. A vanguard of brand-new 2012 E-Z-Go golf carts slaloms across the emerald landscape, hastening the 18-hole odyssey as passengers take in views of native flowers and seek out treasure troves of divot tools buried in strategically placed sand traps. Rippling waterways dot the relatively flat course, adding to the verdant scenery as they wait to snatch the life force of errant drives or ill-struck approaches. Clubbers can prepare for their pin-hunting walkabout with a stint at the onsite driving range, and club members may cool off weary bodies or hot-tempered 9-irons during a postround dip in the club's outdoor pool.
Commemorating the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001, the Heroes Music Festival combines inspirational musical acts and patriotic activities to honor America's fallen and future heroes. Festival-goers can wrap their ears around an inspirational lineup of rock, pop, and country artists from around the nation's cavernous network of musician mines. On Thursday, country legend Hank Williams Jr. headlines, and Darryl Worley's contemporary country and The Grascals' award-winning instrumental bluegrass kick off the weekend. Burns & Poe play Friday, as does guitarist Jonny Lang, who rounds out the day's acts with his unique brand of gospel-tinged blues. Sunday's lineup closes the festival with performances from headliners Third Day, country-soul singer Jon Scott and Christian-rock mainstays Rapture Ruckus and 7eventh Time Down.
Like a nude beach for automobiles, the Georgia National Fairgrounds becomes the place to be for vintage cars with their engines on full display. At the Perry Auto Fest & Swap Meet, visitors stick their heads under popped hoods, admiring the pristine innards and gleaming chrome of hot rods, sedans, and tractors. Elsewhere, they peruse folding a maze of folding tables, each stocked with car parts, apparel, collectible toys, and shifter knobs shaped like famous people's eyeballs.
There’s a station wagon parked in the middle of Big Indian Paintball’s 600′x200′ town field, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Like the rest of the structures in the field, the car is coated from bumper to bumper with splattered paintballs. These technicolor obstacles are scattered across the civilian-style field, as well as the facility’s 80-acre woodsball area and its two 200′x150′ Xball fields, which have inflatable structures and lights so guests can play at night or when all of Earth’s birds fly in front of the sun at once.