Tryon Little Theater committee gathers at Sunnydale

Published 6:15 pm Wednesday, May 16, 2012

TLT’s Sunnydale committee members meet on the porch to discuss projects. From left to right, Rebecca Davis, Chris Tinkler, Monica Jones, Jean Winslett, Charlie and Peggy Hunnicutt, Gretchen Verbonic, Susan Hettinger and Susie Kocher. Not pictured: Helen Byrd. (photo submitted by Monica Jones)

Gathering on Sunnydale’s porch recently, members of the Tryon Little Theater (TLT) Sunnydale committee said it didn’t feel much like work.
“It was a beautiful afternoon, an historic setting, and bright red geraniums were blooming around us by the bucketsful. It all added a certain charm to the proceedings, which is what we hope the property can offer the community – a charming place to host an event,” said committee member Susie Kocher. “TLT is so lucky to have been given this amazing building and we’re all working hard to keep it a desirable venue.”
Sunnydale was given to TLT by Bob and Jackie Lane, who restored the building to its former grandeur. Many locals will remember the proms, dinner dances and special celebrations held at the log cabin, and it was the Lanes’ wish that Sunnydale reclaim its reputation as a community gathering spot.
Kocher says the building has already been used for a couple of business meetings, as well as a few weddings and other area celebrations like TDDA’s recent April Fool’s Festival, which sponsored a Jam Session and a Masquerade Ball, “which is a wonderful example of how Sunnydale can serve the community,” she said. “We have a few weddings booked in June, as well as a local non-profit event and I’m sure the Lanes are pleased that the grand old building is coming to life again.”
“There’s always an ongoing list of things to be done, like watering plants, re-setting lighting, mopping floors and cleaning windows, and showing prospective clients the property, so it’s an ongoing job to make sure all bases are covered,” Kocher continued.
To rent Sunnydale, please contact Tryon Little Theater at 828-859-2466. Leave a message, and someone from the committee will get back to you. You can also visit for more information.
– article submitted
by Monica Jones

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