Tryon Rotary Club’s packing event a success

Published 2:09 pm Friday, June 10, 2011

The Tryon Rotary Club coordinated a packing event in which 25,000 meals were packed by 135 local individuals. This event was held at the open basketball court located at Harmon Field Saturday, May 21. These meals will be shipped to Haiti to be used by a local Rotary Club for a noon meal as children learn to read. The Tryon Congregational Church, members of the Rotary Club, Holy Cross Episcopal Church and the Rotary Club of Tryon Foundation were major sponsors for the event. “Stop Hunger Now” supplied the ingredients that were put into individual packages, weighed, sealed, placed in boxes and strapped to a pallet that will be loaded in a container for the Caribbean Island. Above is a group hard at work preparing food for the hungry. (photo submitted by Chas McKeller)

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