First Posted: 10/17/2009
ARARAT, Va. Historian and author Thomas D. Tom Perry will be selling and signing books at the 22nd annual BBQ for the Ararat, Va., Ruritans on Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Perry will donate proceeds from the sale of his 10 books to the scholarship provided by the Ararat Ruritan Club.
In 2009, Perry donated $200 to the club for the further education of a student from the Dan River District. Perry released three books in 2009 about Patrick County history including Patrick County Oral History Project: A Guide, J.E.B. Stuarts Birthplace: A Guide and a photo book Then and Now Patrick County, Virginia.
All profits from the Patrick County Oral History Project: A Guide go to the effort to digitize the tapes made more than 20 years ago. Perrys father, Erie M. Perry, was a teacher and principal in the Patrick County School System for 28 years.