New sign for Sunnydale

Published 10:24 am Friday, June 29, 2012

Sunnydale on South Trade St., in Tryon receives a new sign courtesy the Polk County Community Foundation Board’s Discretionary Fund. (photo submitted)

Next time you travel down South Trade St. in Tryon, keep an eye out for the new Sunnydale sign nestled in the flowerbed in front of the historic log cabin.
“Now we’re official!” said Rebecca Davis, president of Tryon Little Theater (TLT). “We’ve got our name tag on. We’re not just ‘the old log cabin’ anymore, but Sunnydale.”
Thanks to the Polk County Community Foundation Board’s Discretionary Fund, TLT and the Sunnydale committee purchased a sign for the grand old building. Kathleen Carson, a local artist and herself an avid supporter of TLT productions, was commissioned to make the sign, with instructions to keep it whimsical and happy – a reflection of the fun times to be had inside the building. As part of the same grant, Saluda Forge (owned by Carson’s husband) had earlier built the railings for the stairs connecting to the lower parking lot.
Known as Sunnydale in its early life, the log cabin changed names and purposes through the years as it morphed from a community gathering place hosting weddings, proms and New Year’s Eve celebrations to a long string of eating establishments. Today, Sunnydale has been renovated and is now an event space of TLT, available for parties, celebrations, conferences and get-togethers.
Contact Tryon Little Theater at 828-859-2466 or visit for rental information.
– article submitted by Monica Jones