Tryon receives grant for information kiosk

Published 5:23 pm Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Designer’s drawing of the proposed information kiosk for downtown Tryon. (submitted by Meg Rogers)

The Town of Tryon was notified recently that the Carolina Foothills Chamber Foundation has awarded the town a $2,000 grant for placement of an information kiosk in downtown Tryon. The estimated cost for the kiosk is $8,000, so additional funds are being sought for the project.
The exact location for the kiosk has not yet been finalized, but it will be centrally located in the downtown area. The proposed kiosk will include lockable lighted display areas for map and event information and all-weather brochure rack for visitor self-service.
“We are delighted and extremely appreciative that the Carolina Foothills Chamber Foundation has awarded us $2,000 toward our goal of building an information kiosk in downtown Tryon,” ExploreTryon Tourism Board Chairman Carl Caudle said. “With donations and successful awards from other foundations, we are excited the kiosk will be a valuable resource for visitors to our community, and a proud landmark for our residents.”
Mayor Alan Peoples thanked the chamber foundation and said, “This should benefit all.”
Tryon Business and Tourism Coordinator Crys Armbrust said, “The Carolina Foothills Chamber Foundation grant demonstrates well how proactive partnerships combine to benefit both citizens and visitors alike. Not only is downtown development moved forward by addition of the kiosk, local area information access is made easier.”
– article submitted by Meg Rogers