People make this area thrive

Published 11:04 am Friday, September 28, 2012

We have some real movers and shakers in this area with lots of great ideas to promote our area. Some of these individuals are business owners and some are residents that want to see the area thrive, be a wonderful place to live, work and play. Many times, actually most of the time, it is through the hard work and dedication of these individuals and groups that there are so many reasons to love and call this area home.
Yesterday there was an Open House event, in downtown Tryon, put together to bring property owners and potential businesses together. The individuals organizing the event did not do this to seek credit for themselves, but because they too love the area and want to see it develop and succeed.
A warm thank you to Happy McLeod, Jeremy Wood and Cindy Viehman for working together to organize and lead the “For the Love of Tryon” open house.  We hope your efforts are successful.
On Saturday be sure to check out some of the other great events planned for this weekend. The Tryon Gallery TROT has 28 local artists who have come together to exhibit their work. There is something for everyone, paintings, pottery, photography and more. It’s a fun affair and if you haven’t been put it on your calendar, you won’t be disappointed.
Have a great love of animals? Then you might want to consider the Grassroots Art Project art classes, which benefit Lennie’s Fund and the Humane Society. Classes are held from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church. There is no fee for the class and materials are provided. For more info call 828-859-0673.
Lots of fresh local foods and vegetables are available at the farmers markets in Columbus,  Landrum and Saluda. Columbus is open from 8 a.m. to noon and Landrum from 7 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays. Saluda’s is Fridays from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
You can also buy affordable casual outdoor furniture in teak cedar, plants flowers and more at Thompson’s Garden Shop, in downtown Tryon.

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