Marty Mulholland, Faithful Navigator, Father Stanley Grubitz Fourth Degree Assembly of the Knights of Columbus, Elizabeth City, NC, has announced the selection of Mr. Wayne Perry, owner of Perry Auto Group, as the Knights of Columbus Patriot of the Month. He was presented with a Certificate of Recognition for his patriotic display of the American flag at his Carolina Chrysler and Performance Chevrolet automobile dealerships. Patriotism is one of the main precepts of the Fourth Degree Order of the Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Perry has been in the automotive business for forty years, opening his first dealership at the age of twenty-seven, becoming the youngest Toyota dealership owner in Elizabeth City, NC. The Perry Auto family has several employees whose tenure has spanned a couple of generations.
Mr. Perry stated, “I like helping people”. This fact is reflected in the many charities and institutions he has supported over the years. He is a fixture in the Elizabeth City area and is well respected in this community. In the past, he has been a residential developer/builder, a race team owner, and an avid aviator who served on the board at the Elizabeth City Air Park. The Perry Auto Group is also a current sponsor of the Marine Corps Toys for Tots. He recently hosted a Free Child Safety Event with local law enforcement, providing pictures and fingerprint kits to families of children from Elizabeth City and surrounding areas.
Mr. Perry stated that post 9/11, was a time when showing our national colors became the right thing to do throughout the United States. Consequently, he hired the tallest sky lift in town to display a large American flag expressing his Patriotic solidarity with America and the people of Elizabeth City.