Tryon Garden Club to host three speakers on Pearson’s Falls
Published 8:55 am Wednesday, September 4, 2013
“What is so important about Pearson’s Falls?” will be presented at the Tryon Garden Club’s first meeting
of the 2013-2014 season on Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. at the Tryon Depot Room at 22 Depot St. in Tryon.
Interested members of the public are welcome to join Tryon Garden Club members to enjoy the presentation by Amy Hollifield, Melinda Massey Young and John Vining.
Amy Hollifield, a native of western North Carolina, represents the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area and will speak about her organization, which serves 25 counties, as it relates to Pearson’s Falls.
Melinda Massey Young, the director of Polk County Travel and Tourism, creator of First Peak of the Blue Ridge, and board chair of Blue Ridge Mountain Host, a 10-county regional marketing organization, will address the group after Hollifield’s presentation.
The final speaker will be John Vining who has been with the Polk County Cooperative Extension Service since 1982, and has “a personal fascination and knowledge of native plants” and a “great interest in Pearson’s Falls and the area around the glen.”
Pearson’s Falls was purchased by the Tryon Garden Club in 1931 and it has grown to be one of Polk County’s main tourist attractions under their care.
For more information about Pearson’s Falls, please visit www.pearsonsfalls.org.
– article submitted by Susan McNabb