Summey named honorary Tryon Beer Fest chairmanPublished 3:40pm Wednesday, November 7, 2012
In the 1960s if you wanted a beer, you visited Sam’s Place, also on Trade Street. A few years later, if you wanted to stop at a different place, you might have had a beer at Sam’s No. 2 on Maple Street. Your 45-cents was good at either location. Also in the 1960s Summey might have delivered mail to your door. Then in the 70s and 80s Summey was there to help you purchase a stamp at the Tryon Post Office. In 25 years with the USPS, he missed only three days of work. Until 2007, if you wanted your lawn mowed and bushes trimmed, you called Summey.