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Brainstorming session to revive Tryon

Published 3:07pm Friday, July 6, 2012

I’m thankful to belong to a community where people step in and help one another, where problems and challenges are faced head on.  A community where we don’t bury our heads in the sand and pretend or hope that things will get better if we do nothing, but rather a community where we face our challenges head on finding solutions and then acting on them.
Morris, Tryon’s beloved town mascot has been in dire need of repairs and upkeep so he will look his best as he greats locals and visitors daily from his post on Trade Street. Good people with good intentions like Dee O’Brien, Patti d’Arbanville, Joey Davis and so many more have stepped in to raise the funds needed to repair Morris and rescue him from his captors. Not all have agreed on how to get it done, but everyone I have talked to have agreed,  “Morris is what’s important,” and they’ll support getting him repaired and restored to his rightful place on Tryon Street. Recent large donations from The Tryon Garden Club and a very generous donation from an anonymous donor have certainly helped. Lucky for Morris he lives in Tryon where people care enough to take action, and get things done.

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