Cooling off not possible in Tryon

Published 5:40 pm Monday, August 2, 2010

To the Editor:

A call to Tryons town manager Mr. Hembree informed me there is no cooling off room available for citizens who have no air conditioning. Fans alone only blow around very hot air. Im ashamed for not asking about this earlier and actually Mr. Hembree said hed look into it. He mentioned Social Services and I thought it was being palmed off to others to seek some help.

Sure town money is sparse and we all know why. Why not set up cooling areas as we do for those in winter who dont have adequate heat?

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As for transporting people to cooler places (if available), could the town look into the trollys used for the BBQ festivals in town? Maybe look into Polk County transportation buses.

Should we have a little heart and maybe be known for more than BBQ ad festivals?

Faith Hammond