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TLT gets equipment with PCCF grant

TLT board members and volunteers help unload new equipment acquired with a PCCF grant. From left to right, front row: Keller Yates and Aaron Yates. Second row: Mimi Alexander, Rebecca Davis, Martha Love (PCCF board member), Carol Browning, Susie Kocher and Lorin Browning. Back row: Mark Monaghan and Scott Curry. (photo by Lorin Browning)

Tryon Little Theater board members and some enthusiastic volunteers helped unload guardrails recently, which were purchased with the help of a Polk County Community Foundation grant. The guardrails will enhance the movable risers in the TLT Workshop Theater, making them easier and safer for patrons to use.
“TLT is a 501(c) (3) organization that depends on donations and grants to continue to provide quality productions,” says Rebecca Davis, president, “and we are thrilled to acknowledge the generous grant from the 2011 Unrestricted Fund with the Polk County Community Foundation.”
Not only was TLT able to purchase guardrails, but it was also able to update the sound and lighting equipment and purchase a new copy machine and a much-needed industrial vacuum cleaner.
“TLT is extremely grateful to PCCF for their generosity. Last year we received a grant to help us buy wireless microphones, and for the first time last summer we hired an intern to help with the daunting task of producing two youth shows, thanks to PCCF’s Student Intern Program grant,” said Davis. “And to help finance those two youth shows, we were recipients of a recurring grant from the Kirby fund and the Arthur M. and Frances H. Wihelm Endowment fund.”
“To say we are appreciative is an understatement,” said Carol Browning, board member and treasurer of TLT. “With this support and the continued support of our patrons and local businesses, we hope to keep doing what we’ve been doing for a long time – bringing entertainment to, appreciation of, and involvement in the arts to all facets of our community.”
An all-volunteer organization, Tryon Little Theater has been in existence for more than 60 years. In rehearsal right now is Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music,” which plays for two weekends on the Tryon Fine Arts Center stage beginning Feb. 17. Visit www.tltinfo.org or call 828-859-2466 for more information.
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by Susan Kocher