TDDA seeks donations toward Simone statue debt

Published 5:04 pm Friday, February 3, 2012

To the Editor:
Tryon Downtown Development Association has been approached by attorneys representing Frudakis Studios in pursuit of an outstanding debt of $55,000 for the Nina Simone statue.
A total of $51,000 has been paid toward the total amount of $106,000 due from donations made specifically to the Nina Simone Project.
The Nina Simone Project was set up by Crys Armbrust, a steering committee comprised of citizens and the Town of Tryon in 2007. The TDDA has functioned as an umbrella organization under which the NSP (directed by its own steering committee) has independently operated.
The current board members of TDDA inherited the obligation that the NSP committed to in 2007 and are working with the members of the steering committee of the NSP and the Town of Tryon to resolve this issue.
Contributions can be made to Nina Simone Project/TDDA and mailed to P.O. Box 182, Tryon, NC 28782.
The Nina Simone Project is currently awaiting its own 501c3 status.
–– TDDA board of directors