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Deck the Holidays Fair returns to Roseland Center Nov. 9

Published 11:06pm Monday, November 4, 2013

The Thermal Belt Friendship Council will host their second annual Deck the Holidays Fair, at the Roseland Community Center on Peake Street in Tryon on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Crafters are invited to rent a table to sell their handmade items.
In addition, the Friendship Council will be having a bake sale, selling hot chili and cornbread and there will also be a yard sale. All proceeds from table rentals and food/yard sales will be donated to Roseland. In addition, Liana Stadelmann will be playing her harp from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Thermal Belt Friendship Council is a nonprofit organization formed in 1986 to promote stronger relationships and diversity among the peoples in Polk County.
The group promotes social activities that bring diverse groups together to set examples of harmony in the community. Such programs include; several potluck dinners during the year, Christmas carolling and a monthly group luncheon at various area restaurants.
Another program that fosters multiracial appreciation and understanding is a free annual community picnic held at Harmon Field. Several hundred members of the community usually participate.
The Friendship Council also sponsors the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., birthday celebration. They also have a scholarship fund for qualified area high school students.
New members are welcome at any time and there is no fee to belong. Members receive meaningful gratification in helping others to coexist peacefully with their neighbors in a comfortable and pleasing atmosphere.
Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at Roseland Center in Tryon, which is at the corner of East Howard and Peake Street. For more information, please visit www.friendshipcouncil.homestead.com, or call Lynnea at 828-457-2426.
- article submitted by Lynnea Stadelmann

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