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Is it rally time?

Published 9:33am Thursday, May 23, 2013

During my undergraduate college days, some of my fellow civic club members were avid Atlanta Braves fans. (This was before the Braves were perennial threats to win the pennant and to challenge for the World Series.)  When these ultimate Braves supporters thought the team needed to provide an extra boost of star effort and selfless play in order to win, these fans would turn their ball caps around and begin to chant, “It is rally time in Atlanta, Ga.”

Most of us know almost instinctively when it is ‘rally time,’ don’t we? We’ve often seen the whole country come together, putting forth an extra effort to meet the special needs of a child, a community or a region. Millions of handmade snowflakes arrive in Sandy Hook to decorate a new school;  trailer loads of relief supplies are sent to a hurricane-ravaged coastline; countless prayers are offered up for safety and comfort in the aftermath of a bomb disaster in Boston.

The Tryon community also knows when to rally. Faced with the challenge of offering an educational and fun-filled event for children, groups of all descriptions come together, each one adding something to make Super Saturday a special day of celebration for the children of the community and the area.

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