For students who have attended school in Tryon, whether grade school or high school, this school on the hill brings back memories. Tryon alumni will gather at Harmon Field this weekend for the second annual combined class reunion. See full story on page 6. (photo by Samantha Hurst)
For students who have attended school in Tryon, whether grade school or high school, this school on the hill brings back memories. Tryon alumni will gather at Harmon Field this weekend for the second annual combined class reunion. See full story on page 6. (photo by Samantha Hurst)

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Tryon school reunion brings generations together Oct. 12

Published 10:24pm Thursday, October 10, 2013

Ninety years of Tryon school history converges on the town this weekend for the second combined Tryon schools reunion, bringing students from 90-years-old to 9-years-old together to cherish old memories and create new ones.

 

Reunion schedule of events:

Oct. 11 at 1 p.m.

Set-up and decorating at Harmon Field will begin on Friday at 1 p.m. and completed Saturday morning

Oct. 12 8-10 a.m.

Coffee and pastries will be offered in the log cabin at Harmon Field. Information about the reunion and happenings around town will be available.

Oct. 12 10 a.m.-noon

Tour of the old Tryon School on the hill. If you have not bought a brick for the new paved courtyard you will be able to do so at that time.

Oct. 12 noon-2 p.m.

Walk around town and reminisce – pictures of students, events, sports teams, etc. will be placed in store windows throughout the town. Grab a bite to eat in town and shop local stores. The town is a lot different from years ago. Try to remember the way Tryon used to be; organizers have provided a “little help” with that.

Oct. 12 2-5 p.m.

Registration and nametags available in the cabin at Harmon Field. Organizers need your information – mailing address/email/phone number and which class you were in.

There will be no seating in the log cabin, but it will be filled with pictures and memorabilia that you don’t want to miss.

Oct. 12 2-until?

Begin gathering at Harmon Field. This year is a picnic/tailgate affair. You may set up canopies with tables and folding chairs for your group or eat out of your vehicle’s tailgate. Organizers urge attendees to get a group of friends/classmates together and share a meal. Several classes are doing just that and most likely folks will eat their meal around 5 p.m. but it’s up to your group to decide the time that is best for you.

Oct. 12 5-7 p.m.

In the cabin you will find the dessert table and coffee for anyone who wishes to partake. The committee has solicited various wonderful baked goods as your treat.

A corn-hole game is being made (Tryon School colors of course) for anyone who wishes to play.

Oct. 12 6-9 p.m.

The “Breezy Ridge Band” (Judy Sublett, Jimmy Bradshaw, Sue Wilson and Allen Smith) will provide live music in the Shed. All members are Tryon High School grads and accomplished musicians. This part of the event is the “icing on the cake”. Sit and listen, sing along or dance. It’s up to you! Drag your chairs up close or listen from afar.

Robin Michael will be available throughout the day/evening for pictures. Let him know if you want pics of your group/class, etc.

Organizers expect things to wind down shortly after the music ends. Then there is clean up.

– schedule submitted by Wendy Kimpton

 

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