Memorial run honors Wolf

May 21 Event pays Homage to Late Bar Owner

Perry Wolf, pictured second from the right, will be honored this weekend during an all- vehicle run starting in Center and ending in Beulah. (Submitted)

When Perry Wolf’s birthday arrives this week, seven months after his passing, his family hopes the occasion is met with love and laughter rather than tears.

Perry’s family has organized an event lovingly referred to as Perry’s Run, to take place this Saturday.

“Rather than getting together and just miss- ing him, we wanted to have something to be excited about and look for- ward to,” Perry’s daughter Jessica Binder said.

The event will bring together friends, family members and strangers alike to take part in a run starting in Center and ending in Beulah, with both end caps of the journey holding close ties to the run’s namesake.

“He and Peggy have owned Main Bar for about 10 years, and before that had the Lone Wolf Saloon in Center for about 10 years,”

Binder said.
Binder said Perry

lived up to his last name in his interests, decorating his bars in wolf decor, getting a wolf tattoo and even owning wolf puppies earlier in life.

His love for animals inspired proceeds from Saturday’s run to be donated toward local animal rescue programs.

“Animals were always very important to him,” Binder said.

Perry was born and raised north of Zap before moving to a farm near Beulah and later purchasing the Main Bar with his wife, Peggy.

He died in October of a suspected pulmonary embolism, but was able to do a bit more good, even in death.

“He was an organ do- nor and we found out a couple people got sight now because of him, so that was cool to hear,” Binder said.

Binder said she thought her dad would be excited for the event this Saturday, though he may not enjoy all the attention.

“He would be so excited for what we have planned, but I think he’d be irritated we’re doing any of
it in his name,” Binder laughed. “ He wouldn’t want the spotlight and he’d probably hate the picture we picked out.”

Binder said above all, she thought her dad would be glad his birthday was being celebrated with

laughter, something he was always known for.

“What’s missed most about him is his laugh, and that’s what we’d most like to honor him with this weekend is lots of laughs and fun with everyone who loved him,” Binder said.

The run is set for May 21, starting at Wolfies Bar in Center at 12 p.m. and ending at Main Bar in Beulah. The event will feature a 50/50 raffle and silent auction, with half of the proceeds going to M&M Rescue and half to the Sunshine Club.

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