The Morris Awards – The People’s Choice

Published 2:48 pm Wednesday, May 6, 2009

&dquo;Let me entertain you. Let me make you smile,&dquo; says Morris the horse, as he paws the ground with excitement when Andy Millard, M.C. Extraordinaire, takes the Fine Arts Center stage for the Morris Awards on May 9.

Millard will introduce you, the audience, to some special entertainers, such as the Tap Dames (with local members Kathleen Carson, Monica Jones, Helen Byrd, and Peggy Alt) who, attendees say, lit up the stage in &dquo;Anything Goes,&dquo; Tena Greene-Porter, who will blow you away with her voice, or the flying fingers of musicians Pam McNeil and Lena Duncan. Add in the beautiful Whitney Moore, mellow Chris Tinkler, and the talented presenters, and you&squo;ll understand why Morris asks, &dquo;Where but in Tryon could you see such magnificence under one roof?&dquo;

Wear your best outfits and fashionista Jay Brown (from Beauty and the Beast) may make you famous by his description of your elegant attire as you walk the red carpet into the

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lobby of the Fine Arts Center on May 9.

So cast your vote for your favorite nominees as you visit local shops and restaurants, and remember Morris&squo; motto: &dquo;Vote early, vote often!&dquo;

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