TYC holds 22nd annual car raffle

Published 4:30 pm Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tryon Youth Center has had the annual car raffles for 21 years. This is TYCs only fundraiser and it provides most of the operating funds for the next year. When monies exceed operating funds, the car raffle also allows for repairs to the facility. In the recent past new windows, a handicapped restroom, a new roof, updated heating and air conditioning, a modern commercial kitchen, a fireplace and a deck have been installed with the money.

At its inception the goal was for Tryon Youth Center to serve the youth of our community. Over the years TYC has provided a safe place for young people to meet. Among ongoing activities sponsored by TYC are athletic team fundraisers, scout meetings, any school related party when requested, school fundraisers, summer youth live theatre productions in cooperation with Tryon Little Theater and private rentals for youth and adults.

During this time when the economy is not thriving TYC officials say that they particularly need the support of the community in contributing to the annual fundraiser, the car raffle.

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Several local businesses have raffle tickets: Caro-Mi Dining Room, Frog and Swan, Natures Storehouse, TJs Caf, Town and Country Realtors, Tryon Daily Bulletin, Tryon Federal Bank (Tryon and Columbus), Tryon Pharmacy. You may also mail your check to TYC, P. O. Box 253, Tryon, N.C. 28782.