Tryon Youth Center renovations

Published 6:10 pm Thursday, August 9, 2012

A worker replaces a section of ceiling in the Tryon Youth Center. (photo submitted by Franklin McKaig)

Thanks to the Foothills Duplicate Bridge Club’s “A Spring Soiree” fundraiser held May 18, Tryon Youth Center has been able to complete some renovations.
Two sections of ceiling in the main room and the kitchen have been replaced as well as the lighting in these areas. The new ceilings, bathrooms and back area have also been painted. During this time, the ice machine had to be replaced.
The annual car raffle is in full swing but moving slowly; the date for the drawing has been delayed to Sept. 15 to allow more tickets to be sold. Proceeds from this fundraiser are used for operating expenses.
Franklin McKaig, director of the Tryon Youth Center, said the center is funded completely through community support.
This year Tryon Youth Center is offering a 2003 Classic Ford Thunderbird. You can see this car parked in front of Tryon Federal Bank, Tryon.
Raffle tickets are available from the following local businesses:
• The Book Shelf
• Caro-Mi Dining Room
• Brady Insurance
• Frog & Swan
• La Bouteille
• Frog & Swan
• Nature’s Storehouse
• Stott’s Ford
• TJ’s Cafe
• Town & Country Realtors
• Tryon Daily Bulletin
• Tryon Federal Bank (Tryon and Columbus branches)
• Tryon Pharmacy
You can also contact Franklin McKaig at 828-817-4303, 828-817-1459 or
– article submitted by Franklin McKaig

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