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Tryon Methodist Church to hold back-to-school bash

Nela Loflin organizes new school supplies donated by church members for Tryon United Methodist Church’s back-to-school bash Aug. 13. (photo submitted by Nancy Hiley)

The Tryon United Methodist Church (TUMC) will hold a back-to-school bash on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free school supplies will be handed out to the first 100 students. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available free to all who attend, as well as free back-to-school haircuts.
An air-filled bouncy house and obstacle course will be set up for children, and gifts of appreciation will be available for local teachers.
“If you see a police car or a fire truck, don’t be afraid that the building’s on fire,” said organizer Bob Bailey. “We’ve invited a police officer and a fire fighter to join us and answer questions. A representative from the health department will also be on hand.”
Bailey added that the church has started a year-round project to collect winter coats and share them with students in need. Some of those coats will be available during the event for interested parents.
“We have a special place in our hearts for the children in our community,” Bailey noted, “as well as a very real appreciation for all the work that’s required of their teachers. So here’s an invitation to all of them to join us for some fun before school begins.”
Tryon United Methodist Church is located at 195 New Market Rd., Tryon.
For more information, call 828-859-9218 or visit www.gbgm-umc.org/tryonumc.
– article submitted
by Nancy Hiley