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Tryon Christmas parade needs help

To the Editor:

Each year the Tryon Fire Department helps set the tone for a great Christmas season by putting on the annual Tryon Christmas Parade.

This years parade will take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, parading from the Methodist Church parking lot and winding less than a mile through downtown, thrilling children along the way and ending with the opportunity for all children to visit with Santa. Its a festive affair.

The Tryon Fire Department will do the physical work, but we need your financial help. You can be a part of making the childrens holiday special.

Businesses and individuals alike are invited to contribute. We need to cover costs not only of the Christmas bags that Santa distributes, but also floats and marching bands.

All contributions large and small will be gratefully appreciated. A tax exempt number is available for those who itemize.

Please send your contribution to:

Tryon Fire Department

PO Box 1461

Tryon, NC 28782

Any businesses, churches, civic organizations, clubs, or individuals that wish to enter the parade please contact us at 828-859-9566. Also, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

In the event of rain the parade will be held Wednesday December 16 at 5 PM.

Joey Davis, Tryon Fire Chief