Tryon tries for Oprah’s small town program

Published 12:57 am Friday, December 3, 2010

Tryon has answered Oprah Winfrey’s call last week for small town nominations. Nominated towns will be considered for inclusion in a program of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” to be called “Come to My Hometown.” Winning towns will be the site location for a remote broadcast during the last season of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
Crys Armbrust, Tryon’s business and tourism development coordinator, said the application included a cover letter, nomination narrative explaining why Tryon would be a good choice for inclusion in the program and a five-minute video of the town.
For the video, Armbrust said he used a still photography video he created last year for Tryon Downtown Development Association titled “Tryon, NC: Gem of the Blue Ridge Mountains.” That video can be viewed on the ‘About Us’ page of TDDA’s website at
“Needless to say, were we to be selected [for the Oprah Winfrey show], Tryon (and Polk County) would benefit much,” Armbrust said.

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