Richard and Chris McDevitt, seen here at right and center, of 313 Lincoln St. in Perry, are recognized during the July 16 Perry City Council meeting as the June recipients of the Perry Pride Award. As the July winners, the McDevitts received a commemorative plaque and gift certificate from Darling’s Hardware, as well as having their names engraved on a larger plaque that will be displayed in city hall. The focus of the residential award is to recognize excellence of residents in maintaining their home and yard, generating “Perry Pride.” To judge the award, council members designated and approved six different neighborhoods within the city. A different council member will be assigned each month to judge one of the neighborhoods (he/she) does not live in. Council member JoAnne O’Berry, left, nominated the McDevitts. O’Berry praised honorable mentions Dale Richard, 307 E. Second St.; Steve Wichar, 522 E. Second St.; and Cody Powell, 210 E. Willow St. The August award will be judged by council member Terry Wood. A map of the Designated Neighborhoods may be viewed at perry.mi.us. Look for the link under event photos.