The Tryon Visitors Center is open for business and seeking volunteers

Published 10:54 pm Wednesday, January 14, 2015

By Kirk Gollwitzer
The Tryon Visitor’s Center in Tryon Town Hall has been recently renovated and is seeking
volunteers to welcome visitors to town.
Crys Armbrust, Tryon’s economic development director said, “We would like to have a total of
six volunteers giving between one to two hours a week.” Armbrust said that he is looking for
volunteers with great people skills, who enjoy talking to people and are eager to share
information about the town of Tryon.
The historic Tryon Town Hall is rich in history, having once been an elementary school and later
a hotel. Up until November 28 of last year, the center had been situated in the foyer of Town
Hall, until some believed that the tourists coming to town deserved to see much more.
“After a number of years of forward planning for unused space at the Tryon Town Hall, we
finally completed a dedicated visitor’s center. Formally it had been a foyer in the main entrance,
located on the north end of the building,” said Armbrust.
Armbrust said that the center has dedicated spaces for rack-card information about bed and
breakfasts, inns, restaurants, shopping, arts and crafts, outdoor adventures, and local events. Also
on hand are displays from local artists and crafters in the area which are changed out on a regular
“At present, we have displays of art quilts by Marilyn Doheny, wrought iron pieces of art by Dan
Easily. We also have a new set of Morris Ornaments recently acquired by the Tryon Tourism
Development Authority, which were put on display last week. The idea was a collaborative
effort stemming from conversations in the monthly meeting of the Tryon Tourism Board, to
which I act as an advisor,” said Armbrust.
“We’re also working on upgrades for the tourism website which is The
website is expected to have plenty of information both for locals and tourists. It’s the town’s
goal is to have the visitor’s center open more hours per week and additional volunteers will help
make that possible.
We presently have one long-standing volunteer and the latest volunteer came on board last week.
We would like to have other individuals who would like to give an hour or two a week to help
promote our town,” said Armbrust.
People interested in volunteering are asked to contact Crys Armbrust at
The Tryon Visitors Center is located in the Tryon Town Hall at 301 N. Trade Street, diagonally
across from the Ford dealership.

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About Kirk Gollwitzer

Kirk Gollwitzer is a freelance writer frequently writing articles for Google News Service, and other media organizations. After a successful career in software development, Kirk found his true passion telling a story through writing, photography and video. He is constantly projecting people, products and ideas into the national media. Kirk has a passion for music and major interest in people. He is also writing a novel which will be adapted to a screenplay.

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